abject

a.

  1. Cast down; low-lying.
  2. Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
  3. To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.

n.

  1. A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.