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Synonyms for abject
ˈæb dʒɛkt, æbˈdʒɛktab·ject

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. abjectadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    noble, lofty, dignified, exalted

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "abject":

    extreme, despicable, absolute, heinous

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How to use abject in a sentence?

  1. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    The abject attacks that hit us on Friday were prepared abroad and mobilised a team in Belgium that benefited ... from help in France.

  2. Ashley Moody:

    While President Biden will rarely mention fentanyl — because then President Biden would have to acknowledge President Biden abject failure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the fact that President Biden policies are emboldening the violent drug cartels smuggling record amounts of opioids into our country — President Biden should at least take advantage of this opportunity to demand assistance from President Obrador in dismantling the cartels and snuffing out the synthetic opioid labs in President Obrador country that are killing hundreds of Americans, even children, every day.

  3. Catherine Deneuve:

    I‘m a free woman and always will be, i send my sisterly regards to all the victims of abject acts who would have felt attacked by this column inLe Monde, and it is to them, and them only, that I offer my apologies.

  4. Tim Pilkington:

    With their homes, schools and hospitals bombed and their friends and families killed, many have been forced into appalling living conditions and abject poverty.

  5. Ed Markey:

    Meta has a record of abject failure to protect children and teens, and yet again, this company has chosen to put young users at risk so that it can make more money.


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