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abject

adjective uk   /ˈæb.dʒekt/ formal us  

abject adjective (EXTREME)

abject misery, poverty, failure, etc. the state of being extremely unhappy, poor, unsuccessful, etc.: They live in abject poverty. This policy has turned out to be an abject failure.

abject adjective (NOT PROUD)

showing no pride or respect for yourself: an abject apology He is almost abject in his respect for his boss.
abjectly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “abject”
in Spanish abyecto, Abeyecto…
in French misérable…
in German erbärmlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極度的…
in Russian жалкий, презренный, униженный…
in Turkish ezik, mahcup, pişman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极度的…
in Polish uniżony…
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