abjection

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mini77

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italian
hi everyone!!
I cant understand the meaning of the word abjection.. does it mean degradation? I giveyou some context


the entire social structure based on abjection.

thanks!!
 
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    It means bringing down or humbling. Not quite the same as degradation to my mind, as I think that is a worse state than being humbled, but some definitions seem to give both words the same meaning.

    It's not a very common word. Abject is more common though, particularly with words it tends to collocate with, like poverty and misery.
     
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