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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Definitions for abject

  1. Utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.
  2. Contemptible; despicable.

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Citations for abject
In fact, I lived in such abject sloth during the week leading up to the reading that I wrote nothing, not even my diary. Toby Litt, Beatniks
It was as though some part of him obscurely desired to accept defeat and misery, were anxious to make abjection yet more abject. Aldous Huxley, Point counter point
Origin of abject
late Middle English
Abject translates to the Latin equivalent of "thrown down."