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Meaning of PESSIMAL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of an organism's environment; least favorable for survival
 

PESSIMAL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pessimum(a), worst
 

 

 

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 Definition: 

/pes'im-l/ (Latin-based antonym for "optimal") Maximally bad. "This is a pessimal situation." Also "pessimise" To make as bad as possible. These words are the obvious Latin-based antonyms for "optimal" and "optimise", but for some reason they do not appear in most English dictionaries, although "pessimise" is listed in the OED.

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