What is the difference between meanness and abjection?

meanness | abjection |


As nouns the difference between meanness and abjection

is that meanness is {{context|uncountable|lang=en}} the condition, or quality, of being [[mean#etymology_2|mean]]; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess while abjection is a low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation {{defdate|first attested from around (1350 to 1470)}}.

meanness

English

Alternative forms

* meaness

Noun

(es)
  • (uncountable) The condition, or quality, of being ; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
  • This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship. Addison
  • A mean act; as, to be guilty of a meanness .
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    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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