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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


  • Big ancient land-dwelling croc inspired 'abject terror'
    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The "Carolina butcher" has been found and is just as scary as the name suggests. Scientists on Thursday said they had unearthed fossils in North Carolina of a big land-dwelling croc that lived about 231 million years ago, walked on its hind legs and was a top land predator right before the first dinosaurs appeared. & 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'
  • Mahmudullah, Rubel knock England out
    England are out of the World Cup, a consistently abject challenge foundering once again with Bangladesh inflicting their fourth defeat in five matches, this time by 15 runs Read more on this news related to 'Abject'

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