abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of abandoned

  1. 1a :  left without needed protection, care, or support an abandoned baby … she … began to live in what she referred to as the straitened circumstances of an abandoned woman. — Richard Russob :  left by the owner an abandoned car :  left to fall into a state of disuse an abandoned field abandoned property an abandoned factoryc :  no longer held or thought of :  given up abandoned hopes/dreams

  2. 2 :  wholly free from restraint The lower the beer dropped in the kegs, the more abandoned and frenzied the dancers became. — Don Asher … unless you can convince them that you are as abandoned a profligate as themselves. — George Bernard Shaw

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

Middle English, from past participle of abandounen “to 1abandon


First Known Use: 15th century


ABANDONED Defined for Kids

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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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