abject Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"abject" in British English

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abjectadjective

uk   us   /ˈæb.dʒekt/ formal

abject adjective (EXTREME)

abject misery, poverty, failure, etc. the ​state of being ​extremelyunhappy, ​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   us   /-li/
(Definition of abject from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"abject" in American English

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abjectadjective

 us   /ˈæb·dʒekt/
extreme and without ​hope: They ​live in abject ​poverty. My ​experiment was an abject ​failure.
(Definition of abject from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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