Synonyms and Antonyms of abandonment

  1. 1 carefree freedom from constraint sang at the top of her lungs with complete abandonment in the shower Synonyms abandon, ease, lightheartedness, naturalness, spontaneity, spontaneousness, unconstraint, uninhibitedness, unrestraintRelated Words ardor, enthusiasm, exuberance, fervor, spirit, warmth, zeal, zealotry, zealousness; carelessness, heedlessness, impulsiveness, impulsivity, indiscretion, insouciance, recklessness, thoughtlessness; unself-consciousness; casualness, offhandedness; excess, excessiveness, immoderacy, incontinence, indulgence, intemperance, licentiousness, permissiveness, wantonness, wildness; blank check, carte blanche, free handNear Antonyms embarrassment, reserve, reticence, self-consciousness, uneasiness; inhibition, repression, self-restraint, suppression; carefulness, discreetness, discretion, heedfulness; discipline, self-command, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, willpowerAntonyms constraint, restraint

  2. 2 the act of abandoning the law says abandonment by the owner of any building for more than a year entitles the city to sell it Synonyms dereliction, desertion, forsakingRelated Words defection; tergiversation; discard, dumping, jettisoningNear Antonyms retention; recoupment, repossession, retrievalAntonyms reclamation

  3. 3 the act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to the park commissioner cited cost considerations as the main reason for the project's abandonment Synonyms cancellation, abortion, calling, calling off, dropping, recall, recision, repeal, rescission, revocationRelated Words annulment, invalidation, neutralization, nullification, voidance; abolishment, abolition, ending, halting, stopping, termination; giving up, relinquishment, surrender; reversal, rollbackNear Antonyms beginning, commencement, initiation; engagement, undertakingAntonyms continuation

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