(comparative more abjectly, superlative most abjectly)
- (somewhat) proudly
abject + -ly. From Middle English.
Variant of abject
- of the lowest degree; miserable; wretched: abject poverty
- lacking self-respect; degraded: an abject coward
Origin of abjectMiddle English ; from Classical Latin abjectus, past participle of abjicere, to throw away ; from ab-, from + jacere, to throw: see jet