Mammoth Memory

Abject – dire, as bad as it can get

PRONOUNCE ABJECT

(Pronounced ab-jekt)

REMEMBER MEANING OF ABJECT

“Abject” is used to indicate that a situation or condition is just about as bad as it can get, as in: “They lived in abject poverty” (they were in extreme poverty).

The fitness fanatic had to have his abs injected (abject) because he was in a bad way after his punishing gym routine.

The fitness fanatic had to have his abs injected (abject) because he was in a bad way after his punishing gym routine.

“Abject” generally indicates an extreme degree of unpleasantness, but can also refer to a person, or a person’s behaviour, being completely without pride or dignity.

 

Examples of “abject” in a sentence

His letter plunged her into abject misery.

She spoke of the abject conditions of the peasants.

She was in abject terror of the large snake.

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