abyss
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
16th Century; Greek from Middle English abissus, from Late Latin abyssus, from ábyssos ‘bottomless’ or byssós ‘bottom of the sea’
Synonyms
    1.
  • depth
  • void
    2.
  • chasm
  • crevasse
Antonyms
    1.
  • fullness
    2.
  • surface
  • exterior
Definition
1. anything profoundly unfathomable or eternal
2. a vast chasm, or a deep immeasurable space or cavity
Examples
1. A) No one can quite comprehend the abyss of time. B) Those experiencing homelessness may be slipping deeper into the abyss of despair.
2. A) Rare sea life exists in the abyss of the ocean. B) The hikers stood on the ledge of the abyss in awe.
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