[self-uh-ban-duh n-muh nt]


absence or lack of personal restraint.

Sometimes self-a·ban·don.

Origin of self-abandonment

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-abandonment

Historical Examples of self-abandonment

  • Without her he would have died of weariness and self-abandonment.


    Emile Zola

  • To have resisted the self-abandonment of Kate's love would have been monstrous.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • It was the effect at least of self-abandonment—I mean to visions.

  • In the exquisitely graceful attitude, was an element of self-abandonment.

  • Her words were simple, but there was something glorious in her self-abandonment.

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking