meaning of abject

abject meaning in General Dictionary

Cast down low lying

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  • To cast off or down therefore to abase to degrade to reduce to debase
  • an individual in the cheapest and a lot of despicable problem a castaway
  • showing utter resignation or hopelessness
  • many regrettable or miserable
  • of the very most contemptible type
  • showing humiliation or submissiveness
  • Cast down; low-lying.
  • Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject pose, fortune, thoughts.
  • To cast off or down; therefore, to abase; to degrade; to lessen; to debase.
  • people in cheapest and a lot of despicable problem; a castaway.

abject meaning in Urban Dictionary

The transition from subject to object.


abject meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "cast-off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to discard, cast-off; degrade, humble, reduced," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to toss" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative feeling of "downcast, introduced reasonable" very first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.


abject meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Cast down; low-lying.

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  • (a.) Sunk to a law problem; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
  • (a.) To cast off or down; for this reason, to abase; to degrade; to reduce; to debase.
  • (letter.) An individual when you look at the lowest and a lot of despicable condition; a castaway.

Sentence Examples with the word abject

From the Fijian and Andaman islander who exhibits abject terror at seeing himself in a glass or in water, to the English or European peasant who covers up the mirrors or turns them to the wall, upon a death occurring, lest an inmate of the house should see his own face and have his own speedy demise thus prognosticated, the idea holds its ground.

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