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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

- In critical theory, abjection is the state of being cast off and separated from norms and rules, especially on the scale of society and morality. The...
- 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...
- last one in 1974.[citation needed] Lloyd George declared the treaty an "abject, cowardly and infamous surrender". Historian Norman Naimark states, "The...
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