abject
[ ab-jekt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English from Latin abjectus, past participle of abicere ‘reject’, from ab- ‘away’ + jacere ‘to throw’
Synonyms
    1.
  • limited
  • partial
    2.
  • devastated
  • absolute
  • utter
Antonyms
    1.
  • proud
  • excellent
  • noble
  • worthy
    2.
  • degraded
  • dishonorable
  • groveling
  • low
  • humiliating
  • worthless
Definition
1. (of a person or their behavior) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing
2. (of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree
Examples
1. A) She ran like an abject coward instead of facing her issues head-on. B) Once drug abuse took over his life, his abject behavior became apparent to all who knew him.
2. A) The tornadoes caused abject misery for all of the people who lived in the area. B) He died young after a life of abject poverty.
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