Definition of "abandoned" [a•ban•doned]

  • Deserted; forsaken. (adjective)
  • Exuberantly enthusiastic. (adjective)
  • Recklessly unrestrained. (adjective)
  • Deserted (adjective)

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  • Forsaken (adjective)
  • Unrestrained; uninhibited (adjective)
  • Depraved; profligate (adjective)

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Use "abandoned" in a sentence
  • "She explained the word abandoned had been removed from the announcement."
  • "We have what we call the abandoned swimming pools."
  • "And so what happens to this group that I call the abandoned, is that they get shoved around and increasingly out into the inner suburbs and end up almost out of sight, out of mind."