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Definition of "abject" []

  • Brought low in condition or status. See Synonyms at mean2. (adjective)
  • Being of the most contemptible kind: abject cowardice. (adjective)
  • Being of the most miserable kind; wretched: abject poverty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abject" in a sentence
  • "Segregation still exists in the media, in the movies and the TV shows, where the abject is absented, where there is the default and the deviant, the "normal" and the "abnormal"."
  • "And the last thing they want is someone to get injured by what he referred to as abject stupidity, anybody coming out."
  • "A true scientist should aim to finish life in abject loneliness and poverty."