Abyss vs Bottomless - What's the difference?

abyss | bottomless |


As a noun abyss

is hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean .

As an adjective bottomless is

having no bottom.

abyss

English

Alternative forms

* abysm, abime

Noun

(es)
  • Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean.
  • (frequently, figurative) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space.
  • Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound.
  • Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
  • An impending catastrophic happening.
  • (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.
  • Usage notes

    * (impending catastrophic happening) It is typically preceded by the word the .

    Derived terms

    * abyssal

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    bottomless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having no bottom.
  • Extremely deep.
  • Having no bounds; limitless.
  • The restaurant offered bottomless drinks.
  • Difficult to understand; unfathomable.
  • Not wearing clothes below the waist.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (not wearing clothes below the waist) topless, naked