abandoned

abandoned

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English

Etymology

From abandon, from French abandonné (immoral) past participle of abandonner.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbæn.dn̩d/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbæn.dn̩d/

Adjective

abandoned (comparative more abandoned, superlative most abandoned)

  1. Having given oneself up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked. [First attested from 1350 to 1470]
    • 1876, Alexander Davidson, A Complete History of Illinois from 1673 to 1884 (page 232)
      Such immunity to offenders offered a safe asylum to the vilest and most abandoned scoundrels.
  2. No longer maintained by its former owners, residents, or caretakers; forsaken, deserted. [Late 15th century]
  3. Free from constraint; uninhibited. [Late 17th century]
  4. (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.

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Verb

abandoned

  1. simple past tense and past participle of abandon

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