Definition of abandoned in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈband(ə)nd/


1Having been deserted or left: an abandoned car abandoned pets
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  • The next program was about the good dog catchers in NYC - they are a division of the ASPCA - who rescue abused and abandoned pets.
  • In the first, a young peasant woman desperately fights to protect an abandoned baby boy she's taken under her wing.
  • Anyone who finds an abandoned pet can call the RSPCA.
deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off;
jilted, stranded, rejected
informal dumped, ditched
unused, disused, neglected, idle;
deserted, unoccupied, uninhabited, empty
2Unrestrained; uninhibited: a wild, abandoned dance
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  • I remember downing a great deal of vodka and dancing in a rather abandoned fashion.
  • Trinbagonians hit the streets at 1am for Jouvert, a small-hours celebration that sees the capital erupt with abandoned sensuality.
  • I'd like to propose a toast to unfettered, abandoned appetite.
uninhibited, reckless, unrestrained, unruly, wild, unbridled, impulsive, impetuous;
immoderate, wanton

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