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Synonyms for abject
ˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛktab·ject

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abject

    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.

    Synonyms:
    base, contemptible, despicable, lamentable, miserable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, sorrowful, touching, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    hopeful, fortunate, estimable, domineering

  2. abjectadjective

    most unfortunate or miserable

    "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"

    Synonyms:
    scummy, scurvy, low-down, low, unhopeful, miserable

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, estimable, hopeful, domineering

  3. abject, unhopefuladjective

    showing utter resignation or hopelessness

    "abject surrender"

    Synonyms:
    scummy, scurvy, low-down, low, unhopeful, miserable

    Antonyms:
    estimable, domineering, hopeful, fortunate

  4. abjectadjective

    showing humiliation or submissiveness

    "an abject apology"

    Synonyms:
    scummy, scurvy, low-down, low, unhopeful, miserable

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, estimable, hopeful, domineering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abjectadjective

    Synonyms:
    degraded, groveling, servile, ignoble, contemptible base

    Antonyms:
    noble, lofty, dignified, exalted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abject":

    extreme, despicable, absolute, heinous

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How to use abject in a sentence?

  1. Herr Lipp:

    The absence of love is the most abject pain.

  2. Chris Christie:

    But I think his presidency has been an abject failure, and a failure because of the decisions he’s made, and he has not governed the way he promised he would in the campaign. he said he was going to unite the country, but he has conceded the presidency to the left wing of his party.

  3. Chris Christie:

    Amtrak's indifference to New Jersey commuters and its abject neglect of the infrastructure that New Jersey and our entire region relies upon.

  4. Ralph Goodale:

    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.

  5. Nathan Runkle:

    The people of California clearly have the right to prohibit the sale of a product that is the result of abject animal abuse.


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