chasmal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chasm +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

chasmal (comparative more chasmal, superlative most chasmal)

  1. Of or like a chasm.
    • 1850, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Poetic Principle", The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, Volume III:
      He must be blind indeed who does not perceive the radical and chasmal difference between the truthful and the poetical modes of inculcation.
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