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self-abandonment

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(also self-abandon)

Definition of self-abandonment in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of completely surrendering oneself to a desire or impulse: many people live in fear of self-abandonment
More example sentences
  • What impulse led to this act of reckless self-abandonment?
  • As far as prognoses of this sort go, in the last eighty years we intellectuals have become - quite independently of philosophical and political orientation - sceptical to the point of self-abandonment.
  • How am I to find the naturalness, artlessness, utter self-abandonment of nature in the utmost artificiality of human works?

Derivatives

self-abandoned

1
adjective

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