Synonyms for abjection

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-jek-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈdʒɛk ʃən

Top 10 synonyms for abjection Other synonyms for the word abjection

Définition of abjection

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) "dejection, despondency," literally "a throwing away," noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).
  • As in poverty : noun want; extreme need, often financial
  • As in meanness : noun the quality of being mean
  • As in wretchedness : noun misery
  • As in impecuniosity : noun poverty
  • As in impecuniousness : noun poverty
  • As in impoverishment : noun poverty
  • As in neediness : noun poverty
  • As in pennilessness : noun poverty
  • As in penuriousness : noun poverty
  • As in depression : noun low spirits; despair
Example sentences :
  • By her silence, her abjection, her suppression, he shall prevail: not otherwise.
  • Extract from : « Browning's Heroines » by Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • This sublimeness combines with their abjection to overwhelm them and raise them up.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Victor Hugo » by Victor Hugo
  • There is in the young girl all the abjection of the cad and of the school-boy.
  • Extract from : « Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry » by Charles Baudelaire
  • He wanted in that abjection to triumph over the entire East.
  • Extract from : « Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern » by Edgar Saltus
  • For in my abjection, I own I clutch at straws, miserably anxious for support.
  • Extract from : « The Gateless Barrier » by Lucas Malet
  • Finally his failure and his shame had crushed him into abjection.
  • Extract from : « What Will People Say? » by Rupert Hughes
  • It is a disgrace to thee to go vagabonding about in this abjection.
  • Extract from : « Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp » by John Payne
  • Tante's tears, her words and attitude of abjection, dispersed the nightmare horror.
  • Extract from : « Tante » by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • They had their undercurrent of fables and superstitions, their phases of fear and abjection and sacrificial fury.
  • Extract from : « The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind » by Herbert George Wells
  • Abjection is not the result of the faithful discharge of duty, however trying the circumstances may be.
  • Extract from : « England, Canada and the Great War » by Louis-Georges Desjardins

Antonyms for abjection

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