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Abject vs. Servile

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  • Abject (adjective)

    Rejected; cast aside. Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the early 17th century.page=5

  • Abject (adjective)

    Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position. First attested from around (1350 to 1470).

  • Abject (adjective)

    Cast down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; lacking courage; offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit. First attested from around (1350 to 1470).

  • Abject (adjective)

    Showing utter hopelessness, helplessness; showing resignation; wretched. First attested from around (1350 to 1470).

  • Abject (noun)

    A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway; outcast. First attested from the late 15th century.

  • Abject (verb)

    To cast off or out; to reject. Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.

  • Abject (verb)

    To cast down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 17th century.

  • Servile (adjective)

    of or pertaining to a slave.

  • Servile (adjective)

    submissive or slavish.

    "servile flattery; servile obedience"

  • Servile (adjective)

    Not belonging to the original root.

    "a servile letter"

  • Servile (adjective)

    Not sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceding vowel, like the e in tune.

  • Servile (noun)

    An element which forms no part of the original root.

  • Servile (noun)

    A slave; a menial.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Abject (adjective)

    Cast down; low-lying.

  • Abject (adjective)

    Degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.

  • Abject (adjective)

    Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; miserable; - of persons.

  • Abject (adjective)

    Humiliating; degrading; wretched; - of situations; as, abject poverty.

  • Abject

    To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.

  • Abject (noun)

    A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.

  • Servile (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.

  • Servile (adjective)

    Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.

  • Servile (adjective)

    Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.

  • Servile (noun)

    An element which forms no part of the original root; - opposed to radical.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Abject (adjective)

    of the most contemptible kind;

    "abject cowardice"

    "a low stunt to pull"

    "a low-down sneak"

    "his miserable treatment of his family"

    "You miserable skunk!"

    "a scummy rabble"

    "a scurvy trick"

  • Abject (adjective)

    most unfortunate or miserable;

    "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"

    "abject poverty"

  • Abject (adjective)

    showing utter resignation or hopelessness;

    "abject surrender"

  • Abject (adjective)

    showing humiliation or submissiveness;

    "an abject apology"

  • Servile (adjective)

    pertaining to or involving slaves;

    "the servile wars of Sicily"

  • Servile (adjective)

    submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior;

    "spoke in a servile tone"

    "the incurably servile housekeeper"

    "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"

  • Servile (adjective)

    involving slaves;

    "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"

Princeton's WordNet

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