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abjection

Abjection is a kind of depressed feeling, a bleak and heavyhearted state of mind. A series of terrible jobs might send you into a state of abjection.

Disappointments and bad luck can lead to a feeling of abjection, like the abjection of a gloomy poet or the abjection you can sense in the losers of a spelling bee. Abjection comes from the adjective abject, which means hopeless or unpleasant. The Latin root is abjectionem, which is literally "a throwing away," though its common meaning is "dejection or despondency."

Definitions of abjection
  1. noun
    a low or downcast state
    synonyms: abasement, degradation
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    types:
    decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration
    the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    depth
    (usually plural) a low moral state
    type of:
    humiliation
    state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
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