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Definition of Abject

Abject

  1. Cast down; low-lying.
  2. Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
  3. To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.
  4. A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.

Abject Quotations

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Baruch Spinoza

Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society.
Muhammad Yunus

When you see in places like Africa and parts of Asia abject poverty, hungry children and malnutrition around you, and you look at yourself as being people who have well being and comforts, I think it takes a very insensitive, tough person not to feel they need to do something.
Ratan Tata

With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don't learn, then it's an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you're able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.
Benjamin Carson

We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.
Jane Goodall
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Abject Translations

abject in Dutch is verachtelijk, nietswaardig
abject in Italian is miserabile, sprezzante, infame
abject in Norwegian is ynke
abject in Spanish is abyecto, vil, cuitado, despreciable
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