A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.
To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.
Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
Cast down; low-lying.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About