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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The obvious problems are: poverty, inconsistent and flawed policies, an abysmal infrastructure of education, maltreatment of teachers to students, etc.
The first half we were abysmal and we were nowhere near good enough.
Unfortunately though a poor game plan and shoddy execution, besides abysmal fielding, nullified the advantage.'
District Judge Michael Fanning told Muffitt: "Your record is abysmal, you don't comply with court orders and prison is entirely justified.
"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.
"Nuneaton and Bedworth is the biggest district in Warwickshire, yet receives an abysmal level of service in comparison to the other areas.
Ms Hodge said the operation of the contract showed an "absolutely abysmal failure to deliver".
LES PARRY admitted an 'abysmal' start was to blame for Tranmere's 3-1 defeat at Yeovil Town.
AT the recent Guisborough Grunt fell race, New Marske Harriers' athletes again performed well on the changed route due to mud and water left by the previous week's abysmal weather.
The choice of the best odds in the marketplace this morning means you are almost certain to beat the final SP, not least because in recent seasons on-course layers have taken stinginess to new levels as the best-price percentage has steadily increased, reaching its nadir last season with an abysmal 152 per cent.
Union leaders described the offer as abysmal after Unison, the GMB and Unite tabled a 6% claim and urged the Local Government Association to "face down" Government attempts to cap public sector deals at 2%.
Before attempting to take the high ground, Mr Simon should bear in mind that the appalling condition of Rookery House is almost entirely due to the abysmal way in which the Labour majority managed our city over a period of 20 years before 2004.
"Morale is abysmal. Nurses feel that they are being undervalued," said Judith.
Saracens director of rugby Alan Gaffney blasted the 'abysmal' defending that cost his side a place in the European Challenge Cup final.