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English definition of “abject”

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.Poverty and poorVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions

abject adjective (NOT PROUD)

showing no pride or respect for yourself: an abject apology He is almost abject in his respect for his boss.Feeling sad and unhappy
abjectly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of abject from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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