Spanish translation of 'abject'
1. (= wretched)
England’s abject performance in the World Cup la pésima actuación de Inglaterra en el Mundial
2. (= grovelling) sumiso
an abject slave to fashion un esclavo sumiso de la moda
he sounded abject su tono era sumiso y arrepentido
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
[cowardice] abyecto ⧫ vil (liter)
to live in abject poverty vivir en la miseria más absoluta
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Example Sentences Including 'abject'
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Why support a system that had the great mass of the populace in chains to abject poverty?THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)
The Japanese staff bowed their heads in abject misery.Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
I had access to extreme beauty, yet we lived in abject poverty.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The editor avoided a prison sentence for'personal scurrilous abuse of a judge' only because of his abject apology.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The feeling of abject misery stuck to me like permanently wet clothes.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And it was probably just as well for them that so few were present to witness such an abject performance.The Sun (2012)
And no wonder after this abject display from City.The Sun (2010)
It has turned out an abject humiliation.The Sun (2012)
It was not a totally abject performance from his team.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Not at all well if one were to judge by their abject performance against Australia at the Principality stadium last weekend.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Their failure was abject and total.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This time there was a little jostling followed by an abject apology.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
But they still produced a string of abject performances.The Sun (2011)
Does anyone honestly want to return to that abject misery?The Sun (2015)
Everything is so serious, so meticulous, all brought on by years of abject failure.The Sun (2016)
It prompted an abject apology from the secret service.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Outside the small, vibrant city centre there were signs of abject poverty.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They gave an abject display in a match that was as entertaining as watching fish being shot in a barrel.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They have made no difference and the people live in abject poverty.The Sun (2014)
They produced a string of abject displays to lose 3-1.The Sun (2008)
What a moment of abject humiliation!Times, Sunday Times (2010)
What can one say about such an abject humiliation at Wembley?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Selling it to the very organisation you bought it from is abject humiliation.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The abject failure to admit to this is the big deceit of British politics.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The failure is abject, irrespective of the result.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The plan was an abject failure.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He chose to live in abject poverty, sleeping rough and relying for his food on begging.MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)
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British English: abject ADJECTIVE
You use abject to emphasize that a situation or quality is extremely bad.
Both of them died in abject poverty.
Translation of abject from the Collins English to Spanish
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