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.
- a·ban·doned·ly, adverb
- half-a·ban·doned, adjective
- un·a·ban·doned, adjective
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How to use abandoned in a sentence
The abandoned and active coal mines that run through eastern Kentucky make it one of the areas that stands to benefit.The infrastructure law aims to clean up pollution in your community | Rebecca Leber | November 15, 2021 | Vox
But because they are not forgotten, they cannot completely be abandoned.
He said he spent his time doing “Mickey Mouse make-work,” digging though old records for long-abandoned well sites.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. | David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He asks why non-believers like himself are abandoned by the world.
She became a schoolteacher, but, as war erupted, began taking in kids abandoned or orphaned by the conflict.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa | Nina Strochlic | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It, too, soon abandoned the mission, finding it both logistically and financially impossible.
He breathed fierce and honest anathema on the heads of the bowelless fiends who had abandoned the babe to its doom.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The paper and the poker are abandoned, chairs are drawn towards the baize-covered table.
French evacuated Almeida, after destroying everything, and the next day they abandoned Portugal entirely.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The idea was seriously considered but, for various reasons, abandoned.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
So the courts abandoned the rule founded on the part payment of the purchase price.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for abandoned
deserted: an abandoned windmill
forsaken: an abandoned child
unrestrained; uninhibited: wild, abandoned dancing
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