Definitions for abjectˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy(adj)

    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"

  2. abject(adj)

    most unfortunate or miserable

    "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"

  3. abject, unhopeful(adj)

    showing utter resignation or hopelessness

    "abject surrender"

  4. abject(adj)

    showing humiliation or submissiveness

    "an abject apology"


  1. abject(a.)

    Humiliating; degrading; wretched; -- of situations; as, abject poverty.

  2. Origin: [L. abjectus, p. p. of abjicere to throw away; ab + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abject(adj)

    cast down; low-lying

  2. Abject(adj)

    sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts

  3. Abject(adj)

    to cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase

  4. Abject(noun)

    a person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway

  5. Origin: [L. abjectus, p. p. of abjicere to throw away; ab + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • elend, kläglich, verächtlich, jämmerlich, bitterGerman
  • abatido, abyectoSpanish
  • abjecte, méprisable, misérable, paria, abjectFrench
  • abjecto, abjecteInterlingua
  • abbiettoItalian
  • abjectRomanian
  • жалкий, уни́женный, смиренныйRussian
  • aşağılanmış, hakir, zelil, aşağılık, sefilTurkish

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