abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy(adj)
of the most contemptible kind
"abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
down(p), dispirited, small, downcast, paltry, deplorable, scummy, modest, execrable, suffering, scurvy, unhopeful, humbled, low-down, miserable, lowly, low, broken, down in the mouth, blue, humble, downhearted, grim, low-toned, low-pitched, piteous, hapless, misfortunate, pitiable, depleted, crushed, measly, poor, funky, pathetic, wretched, pitiful, gloomy, woeful, depressed, low-spirited, humiliated
most unfortunate or miserable
"the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
showing utter resignation or hopelessness
showing humiliation or submissiveness
"an abject apology"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.
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How to use abject in a sentence?
If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.
If your objective is to protect public health and safety, and keep cannabis out of the hands of minors and stop the flow of illegal profits to organized crime, the law as it stands today, has been an abject failure.
The national security threat from North Korea is serious and growing and we need strong national leadership to keep this country safe. Under President Obama, our enemies continue to get stronger, we know all too well that the past two decades of North Korean policy including both Republican and Democratic administrations have been an abject failure.
There are new attacks against Venezuela, despite a year 2015 that has been difficult, with economic warfare because the price of our oil export plummeted by 60 percent, we will be showing record reductions in abject poverty.
The absence of love is the most abject pain.
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- elend, kläglich, verächtlich, jämmerlich, bitterGerman
- abatido, abyectoSpanish
- abjecte, méprisable, misérable, paria, abjectFrench
- abjecto, abjecteInterlingua
- жалкий, уни́женный, смиренныйRussian
- aşağılanmış, hakir, zelil, aşağılık, sefilTurkish
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