Abject

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Rejected; cast aside. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the early 17th century.]
  • Showing utter hopelessness; helplessness; showing resignation; wretched. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  • Cast down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; lacking courage; offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  • Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]

Noun

  • A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway; outcast. [First attested from the late 15th century.]

Verb

  • (transitive, obsolete) To cast down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.]
  • (transitive, obsolete) To cast off or out; to reject. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.]

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