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Definition of Abject

Abject
Abject Ab"ject, a. [L. abjectus, p. p. of abjicere to throw away; ab + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.] 1. Cast down; low-lying. [Obs.] From the safe shore their floating carcasses And broken chariot wheels; so thick bestrown Abject and lost lay these, covering the flood. --Milton. 2. Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts. ``Base and abject flatterers.' --Addison. ``An abject liar.' --Macaulay. And banish hence these abject, lowly dreams. --Shak. Syn: Mean; groveling; cringing; mean-spirited; slavish; ignoble; worthless; vile; beggarly; contemptible; degraded.
Abject
Abject Ab*ject", v. t. [From Abject, a.] To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. [Obs.] --Donne.
Abject
Abject Ab"ject, n. A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway. [Obs.] Shall these abjects, these victims, these outcasts, know any thing of pleasure? --I. Taylor.

Meaning of Abject from wikipedia

- The term abjection literally means "the state of being cast off." The term has been explored in post-structuralism as that which inherently disturbs conventional...
- Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (French: Pouvoirs de l'horreur. Essai sur l'abjection) is a 1980 book by Julia Kristeva. The work is an extensive...
- Extreme poverty, abject poverty, absolute poverty, destitution, or penury, was originally defined by the United Nations in 1995 as "a condition characterized...
- Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection produces many implications that cause us to think about how we position ourselves between the land of the living...
- Retrieved 19 May 2013. natural disasters and entrenched insurgencies, abject poverty and feudal kleptocrats, and an economy near meltdown Henneberry...
- as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here." Charles abjectly declared "all my birds have flown", and was forced to retire, empty-handed...
- exacerbated inequality and increased global poverty—with more living today in abject poverty than before neoliberalism and that environmental indicators indicate...
- scoreboard congratulating the Red Sox as world champions. After so many years of abject frustration, Red Sox fans around the world could taste victory. With the...
- submit to acts of tyranny since "custom and use shall make us as tame and abject slaves, as the blacks we rule over with such arbitrary sway". That July...
- A moron in a hurry is a legal test for trademark infringement or p****ing off in which a hypothetical person against whom a claimant's concern might be...
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