how to pronounce abject

æbdʒɛkt

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meanings of abject

adjective:

  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.

verb:

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

noun:

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