Definitions for abjectionæbˈdʒɛk ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the condition of being abject.
the act of humiliating or degrading.
the release of spores by a fungus.
Origin of abjection:
1375–1425; late ME (< MF) < L
abasement, degradation, abjection(noun)
a low or downcast state
"each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
The act of bringing down or humbling; casting off; casting out.
"The abjection of the king and his realm."
The state of being rejected or downcast. degradation; humiliation.
"An abjection from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever."
A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
The act of dispersing or casting off spores.
Origin: * From abjeccioun, from either abjection or abjection-, , from abjectus.
the act of bringing down or humbling
the state of being rejected or cast out
a low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation
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 been explored in post-structuralism as that which inherently disturbs conventional identity and cultural concepts.
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