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  Words related to abandon

Related / Similar Words: wantonness, unconstraint, wildness, give up, forsake, desolate, desert, vacate, empty

 

Definition:
  • the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon";
  • a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger";
  • stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations";
  • leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children";
  • leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight";
  • give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead";
  • forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot";

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    Hyponyms: expose, walk out, ditch, maroon, strand, foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish, chuck, dispense with, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, consign

     

    Grouped Verbs: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, move over, ease up, yield

     

    Derivational Morphology: abandonment, forsaking, desertion, defection, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, defector, forlornness, loneliness, desolation, giving up

     

     
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