Abyss


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Abyss

  • (noun) a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm; “a rope led down into the dark abyss”
  • (noun) a wide or profound difference between people; a gulf; “the abyss between the two nations”
  • (noun) the regions of hell conceived of as a bottomless pit.
  • (noun) a catastrophic situation seen as likely to occur; “teetering on the edge of the abyss of a total political wipeout”

Abyss (अबिस) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • रसातल, वितल, नर्क, अगाध गर्त्त, अतल समुद्र, गहरा कुंड, नरक कुंड

Abyss Origin

  • late Middle English (in the sense ‘infernal pit’): via late Latin from Greek abussos ‘bottomless’, from a- ‘without’ + bussos ‘depth’.

Abyss in a sentence (Word usage in recent newspaper)

  • At the edge of the abyss.
  • Public sector banks (PSB) are teetering on the brink of an abyss, with Rs 3 lakh crore of gross non-performing assets (NPA).
  • It is certainly not a government that places a high premium on farmers and revival of agriculture from the hopeless abyss into which it has fallen.
  • Don’t hesitate to pull the plug on a company that’s sliding into an abyss.
  • An immensely challenging mission to recover the data recorders would begin in an oceanic abyss up to 4,000 metres (13,100 feet) deep.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of abyss

  • abyss = “ae” + 20 “byss” feet ka gadda

Abyss pronunciation

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