Meaning of abject

ab•ject

Pronunciation: (ab'jekt, ab-jekt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty.
  2. contemptible; despicable; base-spirited: an abject coward.
  3. shamelessly servile; slavish.
  4. cast aside.
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