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Definition of the adverb abjectly

What does abjectly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a hopeless resigned manner
    • example: she shrugged her shoulders abjectly
    • synonym of abjectly: resignedly

Alternative definition of the adverb abjectly


  1. With great shame, desperately; in an abject fashion.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hume's Philosophy (2008)

by Kenneth R. Merrill

failed abjectly. Twenty-five years later, Jacobites found a new standard-bearer in Charles Edward Stuart (The Young Pretender, also called Bonnie Prince Charlie) , ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

ABJECTLY (A'BJECTLY) adv.[from abject.]In an abject manner, meanly, basely, servilely, contemptibly. ABJECTNESS (A'BJECTNESS) n.s.[from abject.] The same with abjection; servility, ...

Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

by Ambrose Bierce

Abjectly, adv. In the manner of a poor but honest person. Abjure, v.t. To ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

prospective, reflective, respective, selective, subjective cost-effective, imperfective, ineffective, intellective, introspective, nondirective, nonobjective, retrospective cryoprotective, intersubjective ectless \ek-tas\ see eckless ectly \ekt- lë\ abjectly, ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3J8E1C3T1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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