- the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible.
- the act of humiliating.
- Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus.
early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) “dejection, despondency,” literally “a throwing away,” noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).