Translation of "abject" - English-Portuguese dictionary


adjective uk /ˈæb.dʒekt/ us 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.

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

(Translation of “abject” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)