Definition of Abandonment in English :

Define Abandonment in English

Abandonment meaning in English

Meaning of Abandonment in English

Pronunciation of Abandonment in English

Abandonment pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abandonment in English


see synonyms of abandonment


1. abandonment, desertion, forsaking

the act of giving something up

2. abandonment, defection, desertion

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

Example Sentences:
'his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless'

3. abandonment

the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of abandonment
tr.v. a·ban·doned, a·ban·don·ing, a·ban·dons
1. To withdraw one's support or help from, especially in spite of duty, allegiance, or responsibility; desert: abandon a friend in trouble.
2. To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat: abandoned the ship.
3. To surrender one's claim to, right to, or interest in; give up entirely: abandon a belief. See Synonyms at relinquish.
4. To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the search for the missing hiker.
5. To yield (oneself) completely, as to emotion.
Great enthusiasm or lack of restraint: skied with abandon.

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