Definition of abandonment in English:


Syllabification: a·ban·don·ment
Pronunciation: /əˈbandənmənt


  • The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned: she had a feeling of utter abandonment and loneliness
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    • The meeting may be the only National Hunt racing in Britain this weekend, with abandonments likely elsewhere due to the weather.
    • More conservative critics found the root of his decline in his abandonment of religious faith.
    • He was rejected and outcast, and like Job, accepted his suffering and abandonment.

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