adverb see abject

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  • Abjectly — Ab ject*ly ([a^]b j[e^]kt*l[y^]), adv. Meanly; servilely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abjectly — adverb /abˈdʒɛktli,ˈabdʒɛktli,æbˈdʒɛkt.li/ With great shame, desperately; in an abject fashion. I abjectly apologise for the damage I have done. Ant: proudly See Also: abject …   Wiktionary

  • abjectly — 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

  • abjectly — adverb in a hopeless resigned manner she shrugged her shoulders abjectly • Syn: ↑resignedly • Derived from adjective: ↑abject …   Useful english dictionary

  • abjectly — See abject. * * * …   Universalium

  • abjectly — æb dÊ’ektlɪ adv. in a humiliating manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abjectly — ab·ject·ly …   English syllables

  • abjectly — See: abject …   English dictionary

  • abject — abjectly, adv. abjectness, abjectedness, n. /ab jekt, ab jekt /, adj. 1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty. 2. contemptible; despicable; base spirited: an abject coward. 3. shamelessly servile; slavish. 4. Obs …   Universalium

  • resignedly — adverb 1. with resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner (Freq. 1) resignedly, I telegraphed back that it was all right with me if he insisted 2. in a hopeless resigned manner she shrugged her shoulders abjectly • Syn: ↑abjectly • Derived… …   Useful english dictionary

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