HyperDic: abject

English > 4 senses of the word abject:
ADJECTIVEallabject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvyof the most contemptible kind
allabjectmost unfortunate or miserable
allabject, unhopefulshowing utter resignation or hopelessness
allabjectshowing humiliation or submissiveness
abject > pronunciation
Soundsae'bjhehkt
Rhymesaffect ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > abject: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf the most contemptible kind.
Example"abject cowardice"
Synonymslow, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
BroadercontemptibleDeserving of contempt / contempt or scorn
Spanishabyecto, bajo, despreciable, miserable, vil
Catalanabjecte, baix, despreciable, miserable, vil
English > abject: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningMost unfortunate or miserable.
Examples
  • "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"
  • "abject poverty"
Broaderunfortunatenot favored by fortune
Spanishabyecto
English > abject: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing utter resignation or hopelessness.
Example"abject surrender"
Synonymunhopeful
BroaderhopelessWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
Spanishdescorazonado, desesperanzado, desilusionado, desmoralizado, pesimista, resignado
Catalandesesperançat, desil·lusionat, desmoralitzat, pessimista, ressignat
Adverbsabjectlyin a hopeless resigned manner
English > abject: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningshowing humiliation or submissiveness.
Example"an abject apology"
BroadersubmissiveInclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
Spanishabyecto

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