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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-ban-duh nd]
    • /əˈbæn dənd/
    • /əˈbændənd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-ban-duh nd]
    • /əˈbæn dənd/

Definitions of abandoned word

  • adjective abandoned An abandoned place or building is no longer used or occupied. 3
  • adjective abandoned deserted 3
  • adjective abandoned forsaken 3
  • adjective abandoned unrestrained; uninhibited 3
  • adjective abandoned depraved; profligate 3
  • adjective abandoned given up; forsaken; deserted 3

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Origin of abandoned

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at abandon1, -ed2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Abandoned


abandoned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

abandoned usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abandoned

adj abandoned

  • discarded — to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of: to discard an old hat.
  • forgotten — a past participle of forget.
  • neglected — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • forsaken — past participle of forsake.
  • rejected — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

adverb abandoned

  • shag — this dance step.
  • by oneselfbe oneself, to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition. to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.
  • unassisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
  • helpless — unable to help oneself; weak or dependent: a helpless invalid.
  • unaided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.

adjective abandoned

  • derelict — A place or building that is derelict is empty and in a bad state of repair because it has not been used or lived in for a long time.
  • cast off — If you cast off something, you get rid of it because it is no longer necessary or useful to you, or because it is harmful to you.
  • unrestricted — confined; limited.
  • uninhibited — not inhibited or restricted: uninhibited freedom to act.
  • out of control — wild, unrestrained

Antonyms for abandoned

adj abandoned

  • chaste — If you describe a person or their behaviour as chaste, you mean that they do not have sex with anyone, or they only have sex with their husband or wife.
  • moral — of, relating to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
  • restrained — characterized by restraint: The actor gave a restrained performance.
  • virtuous — conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright: Lead a virtuous life.
  • adopted — having been adopted

adjective abandoned

  • honourable — (British spelling) Alternative form of honorable.

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