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abandoned

[uh-ban-duh nd] /əˈbæn dənd/
adjective
1.
forsaken or deserted:
an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten.
2.
unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited:
She danced with abandoned enthusiasm.
3.
utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless; wicked:
an abandoned and dissolute ruler.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see abandon1, -ed2
Related forms
abandonedly, adverb
half-abandoned, adjective
unabandoned, adjective
Synonyms
1. discarded, rejected. 3. See immoral.
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British Dictionary definitions for unabandoned

abandoned

/əˈbændənd/
adjective
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 and History for unabandoned

abandoned

adj.

"self-devoted" to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., past participle adjective from abandon (v.).

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