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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


  • 'Abject poverty' driving Jordan's Syrian refugees to drastic action: U.N.
    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrian refugee families will resort to increasingly drastic measures to survive unless the world does more to help, the U.N. refugee agency said, as it released a study showing that one in six Syrian refugees in Jordan live in "abject poverty". Two thirds of Syrian refugees in Jordan are living below the national pov Read more on this news related to 'Abject'
  • Syrian refugees face ‘abject poverty, dire living conditions,’ UN study warns
    As the Syrian civil war continues to rage into its fifth year, large numbers of refugees fleeing the hostilities are steadily slipping into abject poverty due to the breadth of the crisis and “insufficient support” from the international community, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned today. Read more on this news related to 'Abject'
  • Abject misery from drug trafficking
    WHILE far be it for me to deny the utter tragedy of anything but a natural death, I find all this hullabaloo over Indonesia's execution of drug couriers a bit two-faced to say the least. In the first place, drug traffickers know the risks. Read more on this news related to 'Abject'

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