What is the difference between abasement and abjection?

abasement | abjection |


As nouns the difference between abasement and abjection

is that abasement is the act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low {{defdate|mid 16th century}}{{reference-book | last = dobbie | first = elliott k | coauthors = dunmore, c william, et al | editor = barnhart, robert k| title = chambers dictionary of etymology | origyear = 1998 | year = 2004 | publisher = chambers harrap publishers ltd | location = edinburgh, scotland | isbn =0550142304 | pages = 2}}{{reference-book | last =| first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | editor =brown, lesley | others = | title = the shorter oxford english dictionary | origdate = | origyear = 1933| origmonth = | url = | format = | accessdate = | accessyear = | accessmonth = | edition = 5th | date = | year =2003| month = | publisher =oxford university press | location =oxford, uk | language = | id = | doi = | isbn =978-0-19-860575-7 | lccn = | ol = | pages =2| chapter = | chapterurl = | quote =}} while abjection is a low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation {{defdate|first attested from around (1350 to 1470)}}.

abasement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low.
  • The state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.
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    abjection

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
  • "An abjection from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever. "
  • (obsolete, chiefly, figuratively) Something cast off; garbage.
  • (obsolete) The act of bringing down or humbling; casting down.
  • "The abjection of the king and his realm. "
  • (obsolete) The act of casting off; rejection.
  • (biology, mycology) The act of dispersing or casting off spores.
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