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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-jek-shuh n]
    • /æbˈdʒɛk ʃən/
    • /æbˈʤekʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-jek-shuh n]
    • /æbˈdʒɛk ʃən/

Definitions of abjection word

  • noun abjection an abject state or condition 3
  • noun abjection the projection of spores from a sporophore 3
  • noun abjection the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible. 1
  • noun abjection the act of humiliating. 1
  • noun abjection Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus. 1
  • noun abjection A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation. (First attested from around (1350 to 1470).). 1

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Origin of abjection

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English abjectioun (< Middle French) < Latin abjectiōn-, stem of abjectiō casting away, equivalent to abject(us) (see abject) + -iōn- -ion; or ab- + (e)jection

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Parts of speech for Abjection


abjection popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abjection usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abjection

noun abjection

  • distress — great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble.
  • dreariness — causing sadness or gloom.
  • down-hearted — dejected; depressed; discouraged.
  • dole — Robert J(oseph) born 1923, U.S. politician: senator 1969–96.
  • mortification — a feeling of humiliation or shame, as through some injury to one's pride or self-respect.

Antonyms for abjection

noun abjection

  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • advantage — An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.
  • contentment — Contentment is a feeling of quiet happiness and satisfaction.
  • joy — a female given name.
  • gladness — feeling joy or pleasure; delighted; pleased: glad about the good news; glad that you are here.

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