- the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible.
- the act of humiliating.
- Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus.
Origin of abjection
Related Words for abjectionbankruptcy, debt, hardship, lack, famine, difficulty, scarcity, shortage, starvation, deficit, avarice, malice, greed, insolvency, privation, depletion, distress, dearth, vacancy, deficiency
Examples from the Web for abjection
Historical Examples of abjection
By her silence, her abjection, her suppression, he shall prevail: not otherwise.Browning's Heroines
Ethel Colburn Mayne
This sublimeness combines with their abjection to overwhelm them and raise them up.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
There is in the young girl all the abjection of the cad and of the school-boy.Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry
He wanted in that abjection to triumph over the entire East.
For in my abjection, I own I clutch at straws, miserably anxious for support.The Gateless Barrier
Word Origin and History for abjection
early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) "dejection, despondency," literally "a throwing away," noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).