All abandonment synonyms
- defection — the act or an instance of defecting
- renunciation — an act or instance of relinquishing, abandoning, repudiating, or sacrificing something, as a right, title, person, or ambition: the king's renunciation of the throne.
- relinquishment — to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne.
- quitclaim — a transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, especially without a warranty of title.
- surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.
- resignation — the act of resigning.
- waiver — an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like.
- carelessness — not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist.
- recklessness — utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution; careless (usually followed by of): to be reckless of danger.
- unwanton — done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably: a wanton attack; wanton cruelty.
- unrestraint — absence of or freedom from restraint.
- lightheartedness — carefree; cheerful; merry: a lighthearted laugh.
- wildness — living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.
- forsaking — Present participle of forsake.
- leaving — something that is left; residue.
- rejection — the act or process of rejecting.
- neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
- abdication — the act or state of abdicating; renunciation.
- abandon — If you abandon a place, thing, or person, you leave the place, thing, or person permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.
- dereliction — If a building or a piece of land is in a state of dereliction, it is deserted or abandoned.
- desertion — the act of deserting or abandoning or the state of being deserted or abandoned
- jettison — to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
- jilting — to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), especially abruptly or unfeelingly.