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abject (adj) mean, low, and even shameful.
Poverty of which a person is ashamed is abject poverty. Slavery is abject if the slave is denied the decent life of a human being. If a person is ready to
apologize for a very silly mistake and out of fear, it is abject apology. If some one is too afraid to resist an attack and surrenders meekly, it is abject surrender.
- Even in this age of high technology it is shocking to see millions of people living in abject poverty.
- Thanks to Abraham Lincoln, the coloreds in America were able to gain freedom from abject slavery.
- Apartheid condemned native South Africans to live in abject slavery for centuries.