Abject, Object

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” –Mahatma Gandhi

How to escape from abject conditions?

Are abject conditions the result of one’s birth, if so, can one escape from them?

When can the world be free from abject poverty?

Do you like to possess objects or cash?

What is the objective of your life?

What aspects or issues you object in your life?


Abject is an adjective: abject poverty, abject conditions. Abject indicates hopelessness, miserableness, a wretched state or condition (The abject state of affairs in the county could drive away the visitors); degraded, self-abasing, humble (The abject conditions in the community arose her consciousness to act); and despicable (He is a figure of abjectness).

One can experience moments of abject moods but one can also overcome them with little effort.

Have you ever tendered or gave an abject apology for your mistake? An abject apology is an apology made without pride, made without dignity.

Derivative of abject are abjectly (adverb), abjectness (noun) and abjection (noun): state of misery or degradation.


Who can object to remove the abjection of a country’s misfortune removed? Even if an objection is raised against abjection, he or she or that country will be vilified by the social media and traditional media (print and broadcast).

“Open markets offer the only realistic hopes of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.” –Kofi Annan

Object is a word that functions as more than one ‘parts of speech’: noun and verb.

As a noun it refers to a thing that could be seen or touched (what are the objects that we can find in a polluted river like the Ganges or Yamuna?); action or feeling directed at something or someone (He became the object of attention for the crime he is alleged to have been involved); in grammar the object of a sentence is a noun or its equivalent governed by a verb or preposition (The ball hit the stands: the stands is the object of the sentence); in philosophy object refers to something that is beyond the thinking mind or subject.

A simple sentence (They have values) contains a subject and a verb (They are), and an object (values).

Object as a verb means to oppose (he objected to her views on ethics); protest (opposition parties always object to the ruling party’s propositions), disapproval, reluctance (People often give reasons for objecting to someone or something).

Derivatives of object are objectless (adjective), objector (noun).

An objector is the person who objects (opposes). The opposition party leaders in the State Assembly or in the Parliament are expected to act as objectors to government’s policies or schemes that do not serve the society.

How beautiful it could be to see an objectless stream!

Objects such as plastic bags, cigarette butts, paan-parag sachets are common in the public spaces.

Who can object (oppose) to objects (noun) when they are thrown in the public spaces such as roads and parks? That is the abject state of our public spaces with such objects welcoming us here and there and everywhere! The objective of swachh Bharat is to have a clean India!