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Meaning of ABANDONED

Pronunciation:  u'bandund

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  left desolate or empty; "an abandoned child"; "their deserted wives and children"; "an abandoned shack"; "deserted villages"
  2. [adj]  no longer inhabited; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"
  3. [adj]  free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty

ABANDONED is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: deserted, forsaken, uninhabited, uninhibited



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*ban"doned\ ([.a]*b[a^]n"d[u^]nd), a.
1. Forsaken, deserted. ``Your abandoned streams.'' --Thomson.

2. Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or
   sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an
   abandoned villain.

Syn: Profligate; dissolute; corrupt; vicious; depraved;
     reprobate; wicked; unprincipled; graceless; vile.

Usage: {Abandoned}, {Profligate}, {Reprobate}. These
       adjectives agree in expressing the idea of great
       personal depravity. {Profligate} has reference to open
       and shameless immoralities, either in private life or
       political conduct; as, a {profligate} court, a
       {profligate} ministry. {Abandoned} is stronger, and
       has reference to the searing of conscience and
       hardening of heart produced by a man's giving himself
       wholly up to iniquity; as, a man of {abandoned}
       character. {Reprobate} describes the condition of one
       who has become insensible to reproof, and who is
       morally abandoned and lost beyond hope of recovery.

             God gave them over to a reprobate mind. --Rom.
                                               i. 28.

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