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noun 
  1. (obsolete) A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.
Shall these abjects, these victims, these outcasts, know any thing of pleasure? - I. Taylor
verb 
  1. (transitive) (obsolete) To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.
adjective (rfc-level, Adjective at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
(er, more)
  1. (obsolete) Cast down; low-lying.
    • So thick bestrown and lost lay these, covering the flood. - Milton
      1. Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
    • Base and flatterers. - Addison
    • An liar. - Macaulay
    • And banish hence these , lowly dreams. - Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, I-ii
    • He sat obediently with that tentative and eagerness of a man who has but one pleasure left and whom the world can reach only through one sense, for he was both blind and deaf. - 1931 Faulkner, Sanctuary, ii''
Translations: Etymology: From abjectus, past participle of abjicere to reject, formed from ab- + jacere, to throw


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