- (transitive) To give up control of, to surrender.
- (transitive) To leave behind, to desert.
- (transitive, obsolete) To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
- (transitive) To relinquish a claim to property to underwriters.
- a rejection of responsibility in violation of one's obligation or oath
NounAbandon (plural Abandons)
- A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
Adjectives for Abandon
delightful; gleeful; unconscious; passionate; drunken; increasing; intoxicated; idolatrous; hilarious; airy; fanatical; reckless; dissolute; emotional; melodramatic; universal; insane; humorous; desolate; mystic; sensual; cruel; wanton; natural.
Adverbs for Abandon
shamelessly; ingloriously; regretfully; dramatically; definitely; recklessly; simultaneously; reluctantly; prudently; despairingly; eventually; inhumanly; cravenly; wantonly; childishly; temporarily; pusillanimously; faint-heartedly; pitiably; haplessly; remorsefully; ruefully; sullenly; woefully; wretchedly; contritely; dejectedly; dolefully; mournfully; dispiritedly; mirthlessly; tragically.
Synonyms for Abandon
- (giving up to impulses) wantonness, unrestraint, libertinism, abandonment, profligacy, unconstraint
- (give up) abdicate, cede, desert, forego, forsake, give up, leave, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, surrender, withdraw, yield
- reject, repudiate, discontinue, sacrifice, vacate, forswear.
Antonyms for Abandon
From Old French abandoner, formed from a + bandon (“jurisdiction, control”), from Medieval Latin bannum (“proclamation”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *ban, from Proto-Germanic *bannanan (“to proclaim, command”) (compare English ban), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂-, *bʰa- (“to speak”). Displaced Middle English forleten "to abandon" (from Old English forlǣtan, anforlǣtan) and Middle English forleven "to leave behind, abandon" (from Old English forlǣfan).
Abandon m. (plural Abandons)