What is the difference between downcast and abjection?

downcast | abjection |


In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between downcast and abjection

is that downcast is {{context|obsolete|lang=en}} a melancholy look while abjection is {{context|obsolete|lang=en}} the act of casting off; rejection {{defdate|attested from the early 17th century until the mid 17th century}}.

As nouns the difference between downcast and abjection

is that downcast is {{context|computing|lang=en}} a cast from supertype to subtype while abjection is a low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation {{defdate|first attested from around (1350 to 1470)}}.

As a adjective downcast

is {{context|of eyes|lang=en}} looking downwards.

As a verb downcast

is {{context|transitive|obsolete|lang=en}} to cast or throw up; to turn upward.

downcast

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of eyes) Looking downwards.
  • * Dryden
  • 'Tis love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, / And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
  • (of a person) Feeling despondent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A cast from supertype to subtype.
  • (obsolete) A melancholy look.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • That downcast of thine eye.
  • (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  • (Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  • (computing) To cast from supertype to subtype.
  • 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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