forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten.
unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited: She danced with abandoned enthusiasm.
utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless; wicked: an abandoned and dissolute ruler.

1350–1400; Middle English; see abandon1, -ed2

abandonedly, adverb
half-abandoned, adjective
unabandoned, adjective

1. discarded, rejected. 3. See immoral.
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abandoned (əˈbændənd)
1.  deserted: an abandoned windmill
2.  forsaken: an abandoned child
3.  unrestrained; uninhibited: wild, abandoned dancing
4.  depraved; profligate

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "to subjugate, subdue," from O.Fr. abandoner "surrender," from à "at, to" + bandon "power, jurisdiction," in phrase mettre à bandon "to give up to a public ban," from L. bannum, "proclamation," from a Frankish word related to ban (v.). Etymologically,
the word carries a sense of "put someone under someone else's control." Meaning "to give up absolutely" is from late 14c. Related: Abandoned; abandoning. The noun sense of "letting loose, surrender to natural impulses" (1822) is from Fr. abandon.
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