abjectness
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abjectness [ˈæbdʒektnɪs]
noun
1 (wretchedness) [of conditions] lo miserable; [of position] lo indigno
it was a reminder of the abjectness of her position she covered her face with her hands, having been reminded of the abjectness of her position in being so much Hugh's mistress and so little his equal and friend the elephant's still-magnificent wildness serves only to highlight the abjectness of its decline
the abjectness of the conditions in which they live lo miserable de las condiciones en que viven; we were shocked at the abjectness of their performance nos dejo horrorizados lo mal que lo hicieron
2 (grovelling quality)
the abjectness of his apology el tono sumiso y arrepentido de su disculpa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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