* From (etyl) .
(obsolete) Rejected; cast aside.
Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position.
Cast down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; lacking courage; offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit. [ ]
Showing utter hopelessness; helplessness; showing resignation; wretched. [ ]
* Nouns to which "abject" is often applied: poverty, fear, terror, submission, misery, failure, state, condition, apology, humility, servitude, manner, coward.
* beggarly, contemptible, cringing, degraded, groveling, ignoble, mean, mean-spirited, slavish, vile, worthless
A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway; outcast.
From (etyl) abjecten, derived from the adjective form.
(obsolete) To cast off or out; to reject.
(obsolete) To cast down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. [ ]
- (John Donne)