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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abject \Ab*ject"\ ([a^]b*j[e^]kt"), v. t. [From Abject, a.]
     To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower;
     to debase. [Obs.] --Donne.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abject \Ab"ject\ ([a^]b"j[e^]kt), n.
     A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a
     castaway. [Obs.]
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           Shall these abjects, these victims, these outcasts,
           know any thing of pleasure?              --I. Taylor.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  abject \ab"ject\ ([a^]b"j[e^]kt), a. [L. abjectus, p. p. of
     abjicere to throw away; ab + jacere to throw. See Jet a
     shooting forth.]
     1. Cast down; low-lying. [Obs.]
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              From the safe shore their floating carcasses
              And broken chariot wheels; so thick bestrown
              Abject and lost lay these, covering the flood.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject
        posture, fortune, thoughts. "Base and abject flatterers."
        --Addison. "An abject liar." --Macaulay.
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              And banish hence these abject, lowly dreams. --Shak.
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     3. Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope;
        miserable; -- of persons.
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     4. Humiliating; degrading; wretched; -- of situations; as,
        abject poverty.
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     Syn: Mean; groveling; cringing; mean-spirited; slavish;
          ignoble; worthless; vile; beggarly; contemptible;
          degraded.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  abject
       adj 1: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low
              stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable
              treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a
              scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick" [syn: low, low-down,
               miserable, scummy, scurvy]
       2: most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves
          joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
       3: showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject
          surrender" [syn: resigned, unhopeful]
       4: showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology"

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "abject":
     abominable, accepting, acquiescent, agreeable, apologetic, arrant,
     assenting, atrocious, backscratching, base, beggarly, bootlicking,
     cheesy, complaisant, compliable, compliant, complying, consenting,
     contemptible, contrite, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching,
     crummy, debased, degraded, depraved, despicable, dirty, disgusting,
     execrable, fawning, flagrant, flattering, footlicking, foul,
     fulsome, grave, gross, groveling, hangdog, heinous, humble,
     humble-minded, humble-spirited, humbled, humblehearted,
     ingratiating, little, low, low-down, lumpen, mangy, mealymouthed,
     mean, measly, meek, meek-minded, meek-spirited, meekhearted,
     melted, miserable, monstrous, nefarious, nondissenting,
     nonresistant, nonresisting, nonresistive, obedient, obeisant,
     obnoxious, obsequious, odious, on bended knee, paltry, parasitic,
     passive, penitent, penitential, penitentiary, petty, poky, poor,
     poor in spirit, prostrate, rank, repentant, reptilian, resigned,
     scabby, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, servile, shabby,
     sheepish, shoddy, small, sniveling, softened, sponging, squalid,
     submissive, subservient, supine, sycophantic, timeserving,
     toadeating, toadying, toadyish, touched, truckling, unassertive,
     uncomplaining, underfoot, unmentionable, unresistant, unresisting,
     vile, wretched  
     

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