Definition Of abject


(of a person or their behavior) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing.

an abject apology

(of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading.

abject poverty

Example Of abject

  • Adults who accompany their offspring to the local multiplex will be thrown into a state of abject despair.

  • After all, there are only two ways to divert the attention of the international community from the more pressing and immediate problems of abject hunger and poverty.

  • All told, the occupants of the car painted a picture of abject misery.

  • And now here I was, sitting next to the girl who had petrified me for most of my school years, and watching how abject misery had smudged her beauty.

  • Apologies, official, abject , routinely demanded, and formally offered, are considered not just a right but a requirement.

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