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1. Extremely contemptible or degrading: abject cowardice. See Synonyms at base2.
2. Being of the most miserable kind; wretched: abject poverty; abject grief.
3. Thoroughgoing; complete. Used to modify pejorative nouns: an abject failure.
4. Extremely submissive or self-abasing: abject apologies.
[Middle English, outcast, from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere, to cast away : ab-, from; see ab-1 + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]
1. the condition of being abject.
2. the act of humiliating or degrading.
3. the release of spores by a fungus.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||abjection - a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken|
humiliation - state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration - the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
depth - (usually plural) a low moral state; "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"