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Adjective: abject  'ab,jekt
  1. Of the most contemptible kind
    "abject cowardice";
    - low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
  2. Most unfortunate or miserable
    "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
  3. Showing utter resignation or hopelessness
    "abject surrender";
    - unhopeful
  4. Showing humiliation or submissiveness
    "an abject apology"

See also: contemptible, hopeless, submissive, unfortunate

Encyclopedia: Abject