abandoned

[uh-ban-duhnd]
adjective
  1. forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten.
  2. unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited: She danced with abandoned enthusiasm.
  3. utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless; wicked: an abandoned and dissolute ruler.

Origin of abandoned

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at abandon1, -ed2
Related formsa·ban·doned·ly, adverbhalf-a·ban·doned, adjectiveun·a·ban·doned, adjective

Synonyms for abandoned

1. discarded, rejected. 3. See immoral.
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British Dictionary definitions for unabandoned

abandoned

adjective
  1. desertedan abandoned windmill
  2. forsakenan abandoned child
  3. unrestrained; uninhibitedwild, abandoned dancing
  4. depraved; profligate
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Word Origin and History for unabandoned

abandoned

adj.

"self-devoted" to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., past participle adjective from abandon (v.).

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