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abject

adjective (EXTREME)    /ˈæb.dʒekt/ formal
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 abjectly     /-li/ adverb Feeling sad and unhappy
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