Synonyms for abject
ˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛktab·ject
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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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abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvyadjective
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"
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The absence of love is the most abject pain.
If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.
The abject attacks that hit us on Friday were prepared abroad and mobilized a team in Belgium that benefited ... from help in France.
Amtrak's indifference to New Jersey commuters and its abject neglect of the infrastructure that New Jersey and our entire region relies upon.
one thing about this pandemic is sure-it has brought the hidden injustices and inequities in a racially flawed system in america of the abject conditions of the poor to the rich man's door. America cannot hide from it's hate and racially motivated wickedness against black people. Black people in america must now-wise up- and seek their own destiny. Sufferings has been -much too long!
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- elend, bitter, jämmerlich, verächtlich, kläglichGerman
- abyecto, abatidoSpanish
- méprisable, misérable, paria, abjecte, abjectFrench
- abjecto, abjecteInterlingua
- жалкий, смиренный, уни́женныйRussian
- sefil, aşağılık, zelil, hakir, aşağılanmışTurkish
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