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abject is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abject in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… is embodied in this abject little object …”

meanings of abject


  1. Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position.
  2. Showing utter hopelessness, helplessness; showing resignation; wretched.
  3. Rejected; cast aside.
  4. Cast down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; lacking courage; offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit.


  1. To cast off or out; to reject.
  2. To cast down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.


  1. A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway; outcast.

abject frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abject occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abject can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abject can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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