[ uh-ban-duhnd ]
/ əˈbæn dənd /
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.
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Related formsa·ban·doned·ly, adverbhalf-a·ban·doned, adjectiveun·a·ban·doned, adjective
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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!|Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for abandonedly
/ (əˈbændənd) /
desertedan abandoned windmill
forsakenan abandoned child
unrestrained; uninhibitedwild, abandoned dancing
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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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