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abject

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of abject

  1. showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness demanded nothing less than an abject apology from them Synonyms of abject base, humble, menial, servile, slavish Words Related to abject hangdog, lamblike, sheepish; demure, lowly, meek, modest, retiring, unassuming, unpretentious; fawning, sycophant, sycophantic, toadyish Near Antonyms of abject arrogant, haughty, high-handed, imperious, lordly, supercilious, superior, uppity

Synonym Discussion of abject

mean, ignoble, abject, sordid mean being below the normal standards of human decency and dignity. mean suggests small-mindedness, ill temper, or cupidity.
    • mean and petty satire
ignoble suggests a loss or lack of some essential high quality of mind or spirit.
    • an ignoble scramble after material possessions
abject may imply degradation, debasement, or servility.
    • abject poverty
sordid is stronger than all of these in stressing physical or spiritual degradation and abjectness.
    • a sordid story of murder and revenge


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