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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pathetic)
a. deplorable
People were living in abject conditions in the shanty town.La gente vivía en condiciones deplorables en el barrio marginal.
b. lamentable
The soldiers were in an abject state when they returned from the front.Los soldados estaban en un estado lamentable cuando volvieron del frente.
2. (contemptible)
a. abyecto
Marco was dismissed following the abject failure of his plan.Marco fue cesado después del fracaso abyecto de su plan.
b. vil
The soldier was branded an abject coward for fleeing the battlefield.Tildaron al soldado de vil cobarde por huir del campo de batalla.
c. pésimo
The owner of the team criticized their abject performance in the final.El propietario del equipo criticó su pésima actuación en la final.
3. (servile)
a. abyecto
My abject apologies if I have offended anyone here.Mis disculpas abyectas si he ofendido a alguno de los presentes.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very bad)
a. deplorable
to look abjecttener un aspecto lamentable
an abject apologyuna disculpa degradante
abject povertypobreza extrema
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abject [ˈæbdʒekt]
1 (wretched) [+condition] deplorable; [+state] lamentable
to work in abject conditions the abject state of the economy
England's abject performance in the World Cup la pésima actuación de Inglaterra en el Mundial
I am utterly without any kind of courage morally or physically. O I am most abject and miserable
2 (grovelling) sumiso
an abject slave to fashion un esclavo sumiso de la moda
"Oh, please don't shoot." He hated the abject sound of his voice
he sounded abject su tono era sumiso y arrepentido
I hope they will listen to his abject, penitent and pathetic words of apology Socialism is inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State he looked at the abject girl and repeated his question
we received an abject apology from the travel company recibimos una carta de la agencia de viajes deshaciéndose en disculpas
3 (as intensifier) [+misery, failure] absoluto; [+stupidity] supino; [+cowardice] abyecto; vil (literary); [+surrender] indigno
peace bought at too high a price is not peace at all. It is abject surrender the IRA require abject British surrender to terror This doesn't say much for the women's game and absolutely nothing for Novotna's, who made the most abject surrender since throwing away last year's final against Steffi Graf the abject squalor awaiting refugees two hours of abject tedium
to live in abject poverty vivir en la miseria más absoluta
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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