the adjective forms of abject refers to a state of misery, despair, or hopelessness. It can also refer to a feeling of abasement or degradation.
1. The abject poverty that patients were subject to was appalling.
2. He remained in abject servitude until the end of his days.
When abject is used to describe an emotion, it reflects a complete sense of surrender or submission to a situation. When used to describe poverty, it indicates a dire condition.