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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·ject /ˈæbˌʤɛkt/ 形容詞
 不幸的, 可憐的, 悲慘的;
 卑鄙的, 無恥的, 下流的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ab·ject a.
 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·ject v. t.  To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 abject
      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"