Meaning: 1. In a low state or condition. 2. Showing hopelessness or resignation. Cast down in spirit. 3. Offered in an ingratiating spirit. Without pride or dignity.
Synonyms: spiritless, servile, wretched, degrading, pitiful, base, miserable
The orphaned puppy gave an abject whimper as he struggled to find some remnant of warmth on the cold cement ground.
Tears and snot streamed down his mother’s face as she offered an abject apology to the judges.