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adj. dejected, hopeless; disgraceful, shameful

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The term abjection literally means "the state of being cast off." While in common usage it has connotations of degradation, baseness and meanness of spirit, the term has been explored in post-structuralism as that which inherently disturbs conventional identity and cultural concepts. Among the most popular interpretations of abjection is Julia Kristeva’s (pursued particularly in her work Powers of Horror), which describes the subjective horror one, and therefore one’s body, experiences when one is confronted with what she terms one’s “corporeal reality,” or a breakdown in the distinction between what is self and what is other. The concept of abjection is best described as the process by which one separates their sense of self – be that physical and biological, social or cultural – from that which they consider intolerable and infringes upon their ‘self’, otherwise known as the abject. The abject is, as such, the “me that is not me.”

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1. of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
(synonym) low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
(similar) contemptible
2. most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
(similar) unfortunate
3. showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"
(synonym) resigned, unhopeful
(similar) hopeless
4. showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology"
(similar) submissive

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adj. abject, dejected, hopeless; disgraceful, shameful, abominable, despicable, nasty

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pří hrozný; naprostý; servilní

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