abject : Common Errors in English

About abject

“Abject” is always negative—it means “hopeless,” not “extreme.” You can’t experience “abject joy” unless you’re being deliberately paradoxical.

abject Meaning(s)

  • (s) of the most contemptible kind
  • (s) most unfortunate or miserable
  • (s) showing utter resignation or hopelessness
  • (s) showing humiliation or submissiveness

abject in News

  1. Now, the NCAA can't even spell "College"

    This is the best kind of spelling error. There’s no point even expounding on how much the NCAA is struggling these days. Their enforcement mechanisms are ineffective, the attempted recruiting deregulations were an abject failure, and pretty much everybody seems to hate president Mark Emmert.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Style Issues Girls Care About Far More Than We Do

    Credit: Chris Clinton/Getty Images The toughest thing about having a girlfriend is constantly being made aware of all your fashion and grooming deficiencies. In her eyes, you're an abject slob who desperately needs a new wardrobe and a new look. Fact is, women care far more about the stupid little things than you ever will. [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MTV

  3. Man of Steel: Movie Review

    After the abject failure of Superman Returns , Man of Steel manages to surprise those with low expectations (myself included) with its solid casting and crazy action, but for those expecting the greatest comic book movie of all time, you might need a cold shower.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: ScreenCrave

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