What is the difference between desperately and abjectly?

desperately | abjectly |


As adverbs the difference between desperately and abjectly

is that desperately is in a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly while 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 =}}.

desperately

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly.
  • 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