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Abject

Abject Meaning & Definition
Abject Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abject?

[adj] showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology"
[adj] of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
[adj] most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
[adj] showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abject: contemptible | hopeless | low | low-down | miserable | resigned | scummy | scurvy | submissive | unfortunate | unhopeful

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abject: abominable | accepting | acquiescent | agreeable | apologetic | arrant | assenting | atrocious | backscratching | base | beggarly | bootlicking | cheesy | complaisant | compliable | compliant | complying | consenting | contemptible | contrite | cowering | crawling | cringing | crouching | crummy | debased | degraded | depraved | despicable | dirty | disgusting | execrable | fawning | flagrant | flattering | footlicking | foul | fulsome | grave | gross | groveling | hangdog | heinous | humble | humbled | humblehearted | humble-minded | humble-spirited | ingratiating | little | low | low-down | lumpen | mangy | mealymouthed | mean | measly | meek | meekhearted | meek-minded | meek-spirited | melted | miserable | monstrous | nefarious | nondissenting | nonresistant | nonresisting | nonresistive | obedient | obeisant | obnoxious | obsequious | odious | on bended knee | paltry | parasitic | passive | penitent | penitential | penitentiary | petty | poky | poor | poor in spirit | prostrate | rank | repentant | reptilian | resigned | scabby | scrubby | scruffy | scummy | scurvy | servile | shabby | sheepish | shoddy | small | sniveling | softened | sponging | squalid | submissive | subservient | supine | sycophantic | timeserving | toadeating | toadying | toadyish | touched | truckling | unassertive | uncomplaining | underfoot | unmentionable | unresistant | unresisting | vile | wretched

See Also |

Abject In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"ject\, a. [L. abjectus, p. p. of abjicere to throw away; ab + jacere to throw. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] 1. Cast down; low-lying. [Obs.] From the safe shore their floating carcasses And broken chariot wheels; so thick bestrown Abject and lost lay these, covering the flood. --Milton. 2. Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts. ``Base and abject flatterers.'' --Addison. ``An abject liar.'' --Macaulay. And banish hence these abject, lowly dreams. --Shak. Syn: Mean; groveling; cringing; mean-spirited; slavish; ignoble; worthless; vile; beggarly; contemptible; degraded.
\Ab*ject"\, v. t. [From {Abject}, a.] To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. [Obs.] --Donne.
\Ab"ject\, n. A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway. [Obs.] Shall these abjects, these victims, these outcasts, know any thing of pleasure? --I. Taylor.

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