[ fawr-sey-kuh n ]
/ fɔrˈseɪ kən /


past participle of forsake.


deserted; abandoned; forlorn: an old, forsaken farmhouse.

Nearby words

  1. forrestal,
  2. forrestal, james vincent,
  3. forrester,
  4. forrestier's disease,
  5. forsake,
  6. forsakenly,
  7. forseti,
  8. forsook,
  9. forsooth,
  10. forspeak

Related formsfor·sak·en·ly, adverbfor·sak·en·ness, nounself-for·sak·en, adjectiveun·for·sak·en, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unforsaken

  • He observes religious forms and makes charitable benefactions, as though he would compound with God for his unforsaken sin.

  • There is nothing in the universe to separate any one of us from the love and fellowship of his Maker but his own unforsaken sin.

British Dictionary definitions for unforsaken


/ (fəˈseɪkən) /


the past participle of forsake


completely deserted or helpless; abandoned
Derived Formsforsakenly, adverbforsakenness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unforsaken



mid-13c., past participle adjective from forsake. Related: Forsakenly.

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