Synonyms for abject

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-jekt, ab-jekt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛkt

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Définition of abject

Origin :
  • early 15c., "cast off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to throw away, cast off; degrade, humble, lower," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to throw" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative sense of "downcast, brought low" first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.
  • adj hopeless and downtrodden
Example sentences :
  • Since their meeting the young man had been her abject cavalier.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Better live, to write your own tale than be the abject one to another.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870 » by Various
  • To all outward seeming, nerveless, emotionless, an abject creature.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • "Don't you say one word," she answered, with an air of abject confession.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • It was a sad sight—that abject hopeless misery I saw this afternoon.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • And then I go home and write you abject letters—and apologize—and explain.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I am not so ready to sink from the lofty in to the abject now.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • Afterwards, believing this, they paid me the most abject worship for years.
  • Extract from : « The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 » by Various
  • You will live, too, in a state of abject dependence on all men, and as their slave.
  • Extract from : « Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates » by Plato
  • So poor a place he had not seen in all his wanderings through that abject land.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for abject

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