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abysmally

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abysmal +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

abysmally (comparative more abysmally, superlative most abysmally)

  1. (derogatory) Very; incredibly; profoundly; to an extreme degree; dreadfully. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]
    • G. Eliot
      "Abysmally ignorant"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 11