What is the difference between abjection and abjectly?

abjection | abjectly | Related terms |

Abjection is a related term of abjectly.


As a noun abjection

is a low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation {{defdate|first attested from around (1350 to 1470)}}.

As a adverb abjectly is

with great shame, desperately; in an abject fashion {{defdate|first attested around 1350 to 1470}}{{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 =5| chapter = | chapterurl = | quote =}}.

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.
  • References

    ----

    abjectly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • With great shame, desperately; in an abject fashion.
  • I abjectly apologise for the damage I have done.
  • * 1851 , , Moby-Dick
  • So, deprived of one leg, and the strange ship of course being altogether unsupplied with the kindly invention, Ahab now found himself abjectly reduced to a clumsy landsman again;

    Antonyms

    * (somewhat) proudly

    References