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Abject Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology"
  • 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"
  • most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
  • showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Abject'


  • Abjection: The term abjection literally means "the state of being cast off". In usage it has connotations of degradation, baseness and meanness of spirit; but has

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'Abject' example sentence in quotations


* If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless. - Henry Kissinger


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Abject Sample Sentences in News


  • Arsenal fans urged to rally behind the players despite 'abject performance'
    Arsenal fans must remain united behind the players as they attempt to put right an "abject performance" in Wednesday night's 3-1 Champions League home defeat to Monaco, according to the chair of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association. Read more on this news related to 'Abject'
  • Moores under increasing pressure - Vaughan
    England's "abject" World Cup shows have left Peter Moores searching for answers and the coach may lose his job if the team fail to reach the quarter-finals, said former Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan. Read more on this news related to 'Abject'
  • In Illinois stop, Chris Christie points to 'abject failure' in Oval Office
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, giving a fundraising speech in the northwest suburbs Thursday, described Americans as being anxious because of "an absolute, abject failure in the Oval Office." Read more on this news related to 'Abject'

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