: left without needed protection, care, or support
- … she … began to live in what she referred to as the straitened circumstances of an abandoned woman.
- —Richard Russo
: left by the owner
: left to fall into a state of disuse
: no longer held or thought of : given up
: 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