What does abject mean?

Definitions for abject
ˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛktab·ject

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvyadjective

    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. abjectadjective

    most unfortunate or miserable

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

  3. abject, unhopefuladjective

    showing utter resignation or hopelessness

    "abject surrender"

  4. abjectadjective

    showing humiliation or submissiveness

    "an abject apology"

GCIDE

  1. abjectadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abjectadjective

    cast down; low-lying

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

  2. Abjectadjective

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

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

  3. Abjectadjective

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

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

  4. Abjectnoun

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abject

    ab-jekt′, v.t. (obs.) to throw or cast down or away. [L. abjicĕre, -jectumab, away, jacĕre, to throw.]

  2. Abject

    ab′jekt, adj. cast away: mean: worthless: cowering: base.—n. an outcast.—ns. Abjec′tion, Ab′jectness, a mean or low state: baseness: degradation.—adv. Ab′jectly. [L. abjectus, cast away—ab, away, jacĕre, to throw.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abject in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abject in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of abject in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz of Texas:

    The national security threat from North Korea is serious and growing and we need strong national leadership to keep this country safe. Under President Obama, our enemies continue to get stronger, we know all too well that the past two decades of North Korean policy including both Republican and Democratic administrations have been an abject failure.

  2. Herr Lipp:

    The absence of love is the most abject pain.

  3. Catherine Deneuve:

    I‘m a free woman and always will be, i send my sisterly regards to all the victims of abject acts who would have felt attacked by this column inLe Monde, and it is to them, and them only, that I offer my apologies.

  4. The Venezuelan leader:

    There are new attacks against Venezuela, despite a year 2015 that has been difficult, with economic warfare because the price of our oil export plummeted by 60 percent, we will be showing record reductions in abject poverty.

  5. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    one thing about this pandemic is sure-it has brought the hidden injustices and inequities in a racially flawed system in america of the abject conditions of the poor to the rich man's door. America cannot hide from it's hate and racially motivated wickedness against black people. Black people in america must now-wise up- and seek their own destiny. Sufferings has been -much too long!

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. flabby
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. motile
    • D. bristly

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