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 rise in the number of Edo indigenes seeking financial succour in Libya is attributable to the abysmal failure of the Godwin Obaseki led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, says the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Dineshwar Sharma by India as its interlocutor for J and K is nothing more than a tactic to buy time adopted under international pressures and regional compulsions and due to the abysmal failure of the state policy of military repression upon the people of Kashmir.
The appointment of Sharma by the government as its interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir is nothing more than a tactic to buy time adopted under international pressures and regional compulsions and due to the abysmal failure of the state policy of military repression upon the people of Kashmir,"the statement said.
What is conspicuous by its absence, however, is the abysmal failure of the Foreign Office who have the absolute duty and responsibility - more so than tour firms - to do everything possible to safeguard British travellers abroad.
In Scotland, meanwhile, the SNP are very much on the back foot as growing numbers see through their obsession with constitutional politics and their abysmal failure in government.
But all said and done, the very fact that Pakistan-based militants can so easily hit at hard targets such as army bases indicates an abysmal failure of the government to come to terms with the problems of cross-border terrorism and deal with it sternly.
The fact that nuclear mutations are so variable even within the same tumor and the abysmal failure of drugs that target DNA mutations both encourage a reevaluation of the prevailing paradigm.
After the abysmal failure of the Labour government in 2004 to persuade the people of the North-east to vote for a Regional Assembly, the Tories have resorted to bribery (a paltry PS15m a year) and stealth (the absence of a referendum) to achieve their goal.
What is most remarkable and at times quite eerie is the degree to which prescience plays a significant role in her assessment of the abysmal failure on the war on terror.
next step given such an abysmal failure of will on the part of some members of
This is the inevitable next step given such an abysmal failure of will on the part of some members of the international community and the collusion with Israel by others.
Indeed, these have been two glorious months for Essebsi's Nida' Tounes, and for Tunisians' path towards setting democratic, peaceful transition of power amidst the abysmal failure of the Arab uprisings.
Tunisia's relative success is in marked contrast to the abysmal failure of Egypt, the Arab world's largest and once most influential country.
SIR - Graham Henry's analysis of the rise of Ukip also needs to be understood in terms of the abysmal failure of our traditional three party system ("Politics of 'no
A recent investigation into the deaths of 477 children who were known to be at risk by Department of Children and Families shockingly revealed the abysmal failure of DCF and its community partners.