ab·ject /ˈæbˌʤɛkt/ 形容詞
不幸的, 可憐的, 悲慘的;
卑鄙的, 無恥的, 下流的
1. Cast down; low-lying. [Obs.]
From the safe shore their floating carcasses
And broken chariot wheels; so thick bestrown
Abject and lost lay these, covering the flood. --Milton.
2. Degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts. “Base and abject flatterers.” --Addison. “An abject liar.” --Macaulay.
And banish hence these abject, lowly dreams. --Shak.
3. Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; miserable; -- of persons.
Syn: -- Mean; groveling; cringing; mean-spirited; slavish; ignoble; worthless; vile; beggarly; contemptible; degraded.
Ab·ject v. t. To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. [Obs.]
Ab·ject n. A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway. [Obs.]
Shall these abjects, these victims, these outcasts, know any thing of pleasure? --I. Taylor.
adj 1: 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" [syn: low, low-down,
miserable, scummy, scurvy]
2: most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves
joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
3: showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject
surrender" [syn: resigned, unhopeful]
4: showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology"