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- Definition of the verb abject
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Abject (miserable; pitiful) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the adjective abject
What does abject mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more abject / most abject
- of the most contemptible kind
- most unfortunate or miserable
- examples: the most abject slaves joined in the revolt | abject poverty
- similar: unfortunate
- showing utter resignation or hopelessness
- showing humiliation or submissiveness
- example: an abject apology
- similar: submissive
Alternative definition of the adjective abject
- Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
- [obsolete] Cast down; rejected; low-lying.
Definition of the adjective abject for high school students
- wretched, pitiful
- example: After losing all her money, falling into a puddle, and breaking her ankle, Eloise was abject.
The adjective abject is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Definition of the noun abject
What does abject mean as a name of something?
- [obsolete] A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.
Definition of the verb abject
What does abject mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: abjected | abjecting | abjects
- [transitive] [obsolete] To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abject
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
* ABJECT, adj. \_abjectus, Lat. thrown away as of no value ...
Lexicon of the Mouth (2014)
Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary by Brandon LaBelle
Returning to Creed's Sick Film, LaBelle's swallowed shirt, and Acconci's spit expressions, the abject is precisely central to the creative imagination. What is prohibited returns in the form of those productions outlined by Lyotard, as a forceful ...
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- Abject Torso
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- Abject horror
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- Abject terror
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- Abject apologies.
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- An abject mess.
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- Immovable & Abject
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- Abject Beauty (B)
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Scrabble value of A1B3J8E1C3T1
The value of this 6-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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