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Definition of Abjection

Abjection

  1. The act of bringing down or humbling.
  2. The state of being rejected or cast out.
  3. A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.

Abject Quotations

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

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

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

We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
Viola Davis

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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Abjection Translations

abjection in Dutch is verachtelijkheid
abjection in German is Verwerflichkeit
abjection in Swedish is uselhet