abandon

Definition of abandon

noun:

  • the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon". Synonyms: unconstraint, wantonness.
  • a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger". Synonyms: wildness.

verb:

  • forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot".
  • 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". Synonyms: give up.
  • leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight". Synonyms: empty, vacate.
  • stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage", "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations". Synonyms: give up.
  • leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children". Synonyms: desert, desolate, forsake.

Related words

chuck, consign, ditch, expose, forego, foreswear, forfeit, forgo, maroon, quit, relinquish, renounce, strand, waive.

Rhymes with abandon

ugandan.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • abandon is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 10 points
  • abandon is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 10 points
  • abandon is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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