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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABJEC'TION, n. A state of being cast away, hence a low state; meanness of spirit; baseness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken [syn: abasement, degradation, abjection]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a low or downcast state ; degradation 2. the act of making abject ; humbling, rejection <I protest…this vile abjection of youth to age — G. B. Shaw>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a state of misery or degradation. Etymology: ME f. OF abjection or L abjectio (as ABJECT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abjection Ab*jec"tion, n. [F. abjection, L. abjectio.] 1. The act of bringing down or humbling. ``The abjection of the king and his realm.'' --Joe. 2. The state of being rejected or cast out. [R.] An adjection from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever. --Jer. Taylor. 3. A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation. That this should be termed baseness, abjection of mind, or servility, is it credible? --Hooker.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. (Rare.) Humbling, humiliation. 2. Abasement. See abjectness.

Moby Thesaurus

abandon, abandonment, corruptedness, corruption, corruptness, debasement, decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demoralization, depravation, depravedness, depravity, dissoluteness, moral pollution, moral turpitude, profligacy, reprobacy, rottenness, turpitude

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