- forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten.
- unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited: She danced with abandoned enthusiasm.
- utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless; wicked: an abandoned and dissolute ruler.
Origin of abandoned
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1. discarded, rejected. 3. See immoral.
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Examples from the Web for abandonedly
In the first days of their love she had been his slave; she had admired him abandonedly.O Pioneers!
- desertedan abandoned windmill
- forsakenan abandoned child
- unrestrained; uninhibitedwild, abandoned dancing
- depraved; profligate
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Word Origin and History for abandonedly
"self-devoted" to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., past participle adjective from abandon (v.).
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