abysmally abysmally  /ə ˈbɪz mə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a terrible manner

Usage(s):

  1. Pictured above with his sister, Maja, Einstein fared abysmally as a schoolboy in Munich, Germany, and was dismissed by his teachers as slow and lazy.
  2. The strategic concept was faulty, the tactics worse, the forces and weapons inadequate, the intelligence abysmally off the mark.
  3. Indonesia, though still abysmally poor, is showing the first glimmerings of its potential as Southeast Asia's economic leader, thanks to oil exports.

News

  • Bank Of China Close To Responding To Goldbug Prayers On Friday... But Not Yet

    As we already reported yesterday , Chinese trade data for May came out about as abysmally as we predicted it would one month ago .  The reason: the Chinese Customs Administration was humiliated at the epic discrepancy in data between Chinese Hong Kong exports and Hong Kong imports from China, with the delta resulting from that other variable we discussed two weeks ago: the Chinese Copper ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  1. "If you go back and see what Vice President Cheney has said for the last three or four years concerning Iraq, his batting average is abysmally low," Carter says of Cheney in an interview with George Stephanopoulos that will be shown on ABC News'...
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "The policy has abysmally failed to achieve its stated objectives," Mr Georgiou said. "What the charges do achieve is make the lives of those subject to them more difficult and more anxious."
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Petro Georgiou Source: The Australian

  3. "Less than two per cent of the families outside the governmental sector have some form of health cover. This is abysmally low," Gandhi said launching the `Healthy Villages Project' of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) here.
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Sonia Gandhi Source: Press Trust of India

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