Definition of abject adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    abject

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈæbdʒɛkt//
     
    , NAmE//æbˈdʒɛkt//
     
    [usually before noun](formal)
     
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  1. 1terrible and without hope abject poverty/misery/failure
  2. 2without any pride or respect for yourself an abject apology
abjectlyadverb
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: abject