abject

If it reeks of humiliation or looks like the lowest of lows, then you can safely describe it as abject.

The pronunciation of abject is up for debate: you can decide whether to stress the first or the second syllable. But what's more important is understanding how extreme this adjective is. Abject means absolutely miserable, the most unfortunate, with utter humiliation. You might have heard the phrase abject poverty, which is the absolute worst, most hopeless level of poverty you've ever seen.

Definitions of abject
1

adj of the most contemptible kind

abject cowardice”
Synonyms:
low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
contemptible
deserving of contempt or scorn

adj most unfortunate or miserable

“the most abject slaves joined in the revolt”
abject poverty”
Synonyms:
unfortunate
not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

adj showing utter resignation or hopelessness

abject surrender”
Synonyms:
unhopeful
hopeless
without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

adj showing humiliation or submissiveness

“an abject apology”
Synonyms:
submissive
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination