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Despondent vs. Abject

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Despondentadjective

In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

Abjectadjective

(obsolete) Rejected; cast aside.

Despondentadjective

Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner.

Abjectadjective

Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position.

Despondentadjective

without or almost without hope;

‘despondent about his failure’; ‘too heartsick to fight back’;

Abjectadjective

Cast down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; grovelling; despicable; lacking courage; offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit.

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Despondentadjective

in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

‘she grew more and more despondent’;

Abjectadjective

Showing utter hopelessness, helplessness; showing resignation; wretched.

Abjectnoun

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

Abjectverb

To cast off or out; to reject.

Abjectverb

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

Abjectadjective

Cast down; low-lying.

‘From the safe shore their floating carcassesAnd broken chariot wheels; so thick bestrownAbject and lost lay these, covering the flood.’;

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Abjectadjective

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

‘And banish hence these abject, lowly dreams.’;

Abjectadjective

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

Abjectadjective

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

Abjectverb

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

Abjectnoun

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

‘Shall these abjects, these victims, these outcasts, know any thing of pleasure?’;

Abjectadjective

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’;

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Abjectadjective

most unfortunate or miserable;

‘the most abject slaves joined in the revolt’; ‘abject poverty’;

Abjectadjective

showing utter resignation or hopelessness;

‘abject surrender’;

Abjectadjective

showing humiliation or submissiveness;

‘an abject apology’;

Abjectadjective

(of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree

‘his letter plunged her into abject misery’; ‘abject poverty’;

Abjectadjective

(of a situation or condition) extremely unpleasant and degrading

‘the abject condition of the peasants’;

Abjectadjective

(of a person or their behaviour) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing

‘an abject apology’;

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