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What does "Abject" mean?

Definition

(a.) Cast down; low-lying (a.) Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts (a.) To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase (n.) A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway


Synonyms low, miserable, submissive, resigned, contemptible, scurvy, unfortunate, hopeless, scummy, low-down, unhopeful


Example: "Abject surrender" Example: "An abject apology" Example: "Abject cowardice" Example: "The most abject slaves joined in the revolt"


Word Family abjectly, abjectness