Definition of abandonment in English:


Line breaks: aban¦don|ment
Pronunciation: /əˈbandənm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned: she had a feeling of utter abandonment and loneliness
More example sentences
  • 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.
desertion, neglect, stranding;
jilting, betrayal
disuse, evacuation, neglect
renunciation, relinquishment, rejection, withdrawal, dropping, cessation, discontinuation, termination, stopping, surrender, dispensation

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