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abject\ apology
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  • abject — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely unpleasant and degrading: abject poverty. 2) completely without pride or dignity: an abject apology. DERIVATIVES abjection noun abjectly adverb abjectness noun. ORIGIN Latin abjectus rejected , from jacere to throw …   English terms dictionary

  • abject — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin abjectus, from past participle of abicere to cast off, from ab + jacere to throw more at jet Date: 15th century 1. sunk to or existing in a low state or condition < to lowest pitch of abject fortune …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abject — ab|ject [ˈæbdʒekt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of abicere, from ab away + jacere to throw ] 1.) abject poverty/misery/failure etc the state of being extremely poor, unhappy, unsuccessful etc 2.) an abject action or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abject — adjective 1 abject poverty/misery/failure etc the state of being extremely poor, unhappy, unsuccessful etc 2 an abject action or expression shows that you feel very ashamed: an abject apology abjectly adverb abjection noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abject — adjective 1) abject poverty Syn: wretched, miserable, hopeless, pathetic, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, sorry, woeful, lamentable, degrading, appalling, atrocious, awful 2) an abject sinner …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • abject — /ˈæbdʒɛkt / (say abjekt) adjective 1. utterly hopeless and distressing: abject poverty. 2. contemptible; despicable: an abject liar. 3. humble; servile: an abject apology. 4. Obsolete cast aside. {Middle English, from Latin abjectus, past… …   Australian English dictionary

  • abject — [ abdʒɛkt] adjective 1》 (of something bad) experienced to the maximum degree: living in abject poverty. 2》 completely without pride or dignity: an abject apology. Derivatives abjection noun abjectly adverb abjectness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • apology — Synonyms and related words: abject apology, acknowledgment, admission, advocating, advocation, alibi, amends, apologetic, apologetics, apologia, apologies, argument, argumentation, atonement, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bicker, bickering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • apology — n. 1) to make, offer an apology 2) to demand an apology 3) an abject, humble; public; sincere apology 4) an apology for; to (Jim made an apology to the teacher for his rude behavior) * * * [ə pɒlədʒɪ] humble offer an apology public sincere… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • apology — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ abject (esp. BrE), humble, profuse ▪ It was a mistake. My profuse apologies. ▪ heartfelt, profound, sincere ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • apology */ — UK [əˈpɒlədʒɪ] / US [əˈpɑlədʒɪ] noun Word forms apology : singular apology plural apologies 1) a) [countable] a statement that tells someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem We would have been happy with an… …   English dictionary