All abandonment synonyms

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noun abandonment

  • 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.
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