abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of abandoned

  1. 1a :  left without needed protection or care an abandoned baby/childb :  no longer held or thought of :  given up :  forsaken abandoned hopes/dreamsc :  left by the owner an abandoned house/car an abandoned factory

  2. 2 :  wholly free from restraint leading a reckless and abandoned life

Examples of abandoned in a sentence

  1. He led a reckless and abandoned life and died young.

  2. she consciously avoided walking past the abandoned house, with its broken windows and sagging porch

Origin and Etymology of abandoned

see 1abandon


First Known Use: 14th century


ABANDONED Defined for Kids

abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of abandoned for Students

  1. :  given up :  left empty or unused abandoned houses



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