Synonyms for abject
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : ab-jekt, ab-jekt|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛkt|
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Définition of abjectOrigin :
- 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
- 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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