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abjection

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noun ab·jec·tion \ab-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of abjection

  1. 1 :  a low or downcast state :  degradation

  2. 2 :  the act of making abject :  humbling, rejection <I protest … this vile abjection of youth to age — G. B. Shaw>



Examples of abjection in a sentence

  1. <sees the corporate scandal as yet another sign of the general abjection of our society>



15th Century

First Known Use of abjection

15th century


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