abysmal failure

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abysmal failure

Failure that is total and extreme in measure or implication. The business was an abysmal failure, and everyone was out of a job within a month.
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Politics has taken the game of hockey to an abysmal low," it said.
abysmal diluted excellence of Gerrard The captain, maybe revelling in the irony of dominating Parker in the centre of the field, was simply imperious.
Ms Hodge said the operation of the contract showed an "absolutely abysmal failure to deliver".
GMB national officer Brian Strutton, said: "GMB is bitterly disappointed with this abysmal offer.
While many environmental issues were handled well after the storm, the way debris has been handled has been abysmal.
Speaking at the Centre for Asia Pacific Airlines Outlook 2007 summit in Singapore, IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce said the industry's overall performance between 2001 and 2004 was an abysmal 3.
Pandya sees a few reasons why the film's opening was so abysmal.
In Canada, public forest owners transfer huge subsidies to loggers by setting abysmal expectations and ignoring the consequences of their resourcist land management.
The political climate for prairie dog conservation remains abysmal," says Erin Robertson of Center for Native Ecosystems.
But, at the same time, within those variously crimped, abysmal, ornamental projections of sentiment dwelt "heartfelt sympathy, love, kitsch.
At Veronica's request, we looked at the numbers and found that the school's scores, by any measure other than a relative one, were abysmal.
and they should be investigating how to improve what remains an abysmal distribution system that allows a deluge of Hollywood pap to overwhelm every screen [in the country].
From a hyper-focus on testing children that ignores real problems with public education--Bush's own home state of Texas has an abysmal graduation and college attendance rate, partly in due to pressures to have substandard achievers drop out rather than bring down test scores--to the lies surrounding the war in Iraq, to how much warning the Bush administration had before the 9/11 attacks, to the overwhelming array of tax favoritism for the wealthy in Bush fiscal policy and more, You're Not Stupid
They laud the United Nations' potential but fail to mention the organization's long, shameful history of abysmal failures and corruption, such as the "oil for food" program in Iraq.
General Accounting Office (GAO) detailing the abysmal progress of the Russian WMD destruction program.