Abject - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæbdʒekt|  American pronunciation of the word abject
Brit.  |ˈabdʒɛkt|  British pronunciation of the word abject

adjective

- of the most contemptible kind(syn: low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy)

abject cowardice

- most unfortunate or miserable

the most abject slaves joined in the revolt
abject poverty

- showing utter resignation or hopelessness(syn: unhopeful)

abject surrender

- showing humiliation or submissiveness

an abject apology

Examples

They live in abject misery.

He offered an abject apology.

She thought he was an abject coward.

the most abject slaves joined in the revolt

... the time would come that no human being should be humiliated or be made abject.

... my critical intelligence sometimes shrivels to an abject nodding of the head.

...a novel about a libidinous lawyer who becomes an abject slave to his sexual addiction...

The news plunged him into abject misery.

May I give my sincere and abject apology for the incident?

his mother was his abject slave

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