(noun, verb, adverb)


1. (obsolete, not comparable) Freely; entirely.


1. the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry

- she danced with abandon

Similar word(s): unconstraint, wantonness

Definition categories: attribute, unrestraint

2. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

Similar word(s): wildness

Definition categories: feeling, passion, passionateness


1. forsake, leave behind

- We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot

Definition categories: possession, discard, dispose, fling, toss

2. give up with the intent of never claiming again

- Abandon your life to God

Definition categories: possession

3. leave behind empty; move out of

Similar word(s): empty, vacate

Definition categories: motion, leave

4. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

- He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage

Definition categories: cognition

5. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

Similar word(s): desert, desolate, forsake

Definition categories: cognition, leave

Sentences with abandon as a verb:

- Many baby girls have been abandoned on the streets of Beijing.