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Meaning of ABJECTION

Pronunciation:  ub'jekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
 

ABJECTION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abasement, degradation
 
 See Also: decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration, depth, humiliation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*jec"tion\, n. [F. abjection, L. abjectio.]
1. The act of bringing down or humbling. ``The abjection of
   the king and his realm.'' --Joe.

2. The state of being rejected or cast out. [R.]

         An adjection from the beatific regions where God,
         and his angels and saints, dwell forever. --Jer.
                                               Taylor.

3. A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement;
   degradation.

         That this should be termed baseness, abjection of
         mind, or servility, is it credible?   --Hooker.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, abandonment, corruptedness, corruption, corruptness, debasement, decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demoralization, depravation, depravedness, depravity, dissoluteness, moral pollution, moral turpitude, profligacy, reprobacy, rottenness, turpitude
 

 

 

 

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