Definition of abandonment :
1. Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
2. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
3. The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.
4. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
5. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
desolation (part of speech: noun)
resignation (part of speech: noun)
disuse (part of speech: noun)
hopelessness (part of speech: noun)
dispiritedness, spiritlessness, heartlessness, forlornness, misery, desperation, anguish, gloominess, despondency, cheerlessness, glumness, depression, discouragement, dejection, melancholy, moroseness, pessimism, despair, hopelessness, downheartedness, disheartenment
cessation (part of speech: noun)
riddance (part of speech: noun)
departure (part of speech: noun)
renunciation (part of speech: noun)
rejection (part of speech: noun)
relinquishment (part of speech: noun)
abandonment (part of speech: noun)
- A sudden wave of abandonment seemed to have swept over her.
- At any rate, then, Mr. Gilman had not been utterly estranged by her capricious abandonment of him. - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
- It seems as if, the train of thoughts once forcibly interrupted, a return to reason and an abandonment of fixed ideas become possible. - "Modern Magic", Maximilian Schele de Vere.