Unmitigated vs Abject - What's the difference?

unmitigated | abject |

As adjectives the difference between unmitigated and abject

is that unmitigated is not mitigated while abject is (obsolete) rejected; cast aside .

As a noun abject is

a person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway; outcast .

As a verb abject is

(obsolete) to cast off or out; to reject .




(en adjective)
  • Not mitigated.
  • * 1919 ,
  • *:"You don't care if people think you an utter blackguard? You don't care if she and your children have to beg their bread?"
  • *:"Not a damn."
  • *:I was silent for a moment in order to give greater force to my next remark. I spoke as deliberately as I could.
  • *:"You are a most unmitigated cad."
  • *:"Now that you've got that off your chest, let's go and have dinner."
  • abject


    Etymology 1

    * From (etyl) .


  • (obsolete) Rejected; cast aside.
  • Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position.
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  • Cast down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; lacking courage; offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit.
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  • Showing utter hopelessness; helplessness; showing resignation; wretched.
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  • Usage notes
    * 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


    (en noun)
  • A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway; outcast.
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  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) abjecten, derived from the adjective form.


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To cast off or out; to reject.
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  • (obsolete) To cast down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.
  • (John Donne)


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