The definition of abject is something that is very bad or miserable.adjective
An example of abject poverty would be homelessness.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- of the lowest degree; miserable; wretched: abject poverty
- lacking self-respect; degraded: an abject coward
Origin: ME < L abjectus, pp. of abjicere, to throw away < ab-, from + jacere, to throw: see jet
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- Brought low in condition or status. See Synonyms at mean2.
- Being of the most contemptible kind: abject cowardice.
- Being of the most miserable kind; wretched: abject poverty.
Origin: Middle English, outcast, from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere, to cast away : ab-, from; see ab-1 + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
- abˈjectˌly adverb
- ab·jectˈness, ab·jecˈtion noun