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Abject Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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

  • Vince Cable 'Trying To Hide George Osborne's Abject Failure' On Exports
    Vince Cable has been accused of "trying to hide the abject failure" of George Osborne 's flagship schemes which are supposed to help British businesses export. This comes after the Huffington Post UK revealed earlier this month that the Chancellor's £3 billion Direct Lending Facility (DLF) unveiled last autumn and operational since this March, h Read more on this news related to 'Abject'
  • Poverty forces 16-year-old girl to commit suicide in UP
    Mathura, Nov 11 (IANS) Abject poverty forced a teenaged girl to commit suicide Tuesday evening in village Hola of Mathura district, police said. Read more on this news related to 'Abject'
  • Ashley Jensen ‘shocked’ at Scots literacy figures
    AS AN ambassador for charity Save the Children, she has ­witnessed abject poverty in ­Africa and Asia. Read more on this news related to 'Abject'

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