• Extremely contemptible or degrading: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> base</strong>.
  • Being of the most miserable kind; wretched.
  • Thoroughgoing; complete. Used to modify pejorative nouns.
  • Extremely submissive or self-abasing.
  • To throw away; cast off or out.
  • To make abject; humiliate; degrade.
  • Cast aside; cast away; abjected.
  • Low in condition or in estimation; utterly humiliating or disheartening; so low as to be hopeless: as, <em>abject</em> poverty, disgrace, or servitude.
  • Low in kind or character; mean; despicable; servile; groveling.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Abject, Low, Mean, Groveling</em>, debased, despicable, degraded, degenerate, wretched, menial, worthless, beggarly. (See list under <internalXref urlencoded="low">low</internalXref>.) <em>Abject, low</em>, and <em>mean</em> may have essentially the same meaning, but <em>low</em> is more often used with respect to nature, condition, or rank; <em>mean</em>, to character or conduct; <em>abject</em>, to spirit. <em>Groveling</em> has the vividness of figurative use; it represents natural disposition toward what is low and base. <em>Low</em> is generally stronger than <em>mean</em>, conformably to the original senses of the two words.
  • A person who is abjectly base, servile, or dependent; a caitiff or menial.
  • Cast down; low-lying.
  • Degraded; servile; groveling; despicable.
  • Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; miserable; -- of persons.
  • Humiliating; degrading; wretched; -- of situations.
  • To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.
  • A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.
  • showing humiliation or submissiveness
  • most unfortunate or miserable
  • of the most contemptible kind
  • showing utter resignation or hopelessness
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