It has dragged Pakistan into disastrous confrontations short of war, which ended in abject retreat before India's superior power.
No, this brief delay must be a sign that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is destined to result in abject failure.
Unemployment has soared and one-third of the population lives in abject poverty, says John Ging, the UNRWA office director.
early 15c., "cast off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to throw away, cast off; degrade, humble, lower," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to throw" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative sense of "downcast, brought low" first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.