from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deserted; forsaken.
- adj. Exuberantly enthusiastic.
- adj. Recklessly unrestrained.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of abandon.
- adj. No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Forsaken, deserted.
- adj. Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deserted; utterly forsaken; left to destruction: as, an abandoned ship.
- Given up, as to vice, especially to the indulgence of vicious appetites or passions; shamelessly and recklessly wicked; profligate.
- Synonyms Forsaken, deserted, given up, relinquished, discarded, rejected, destitute, forlorn.
- Profligate, Abandoned, Reprobate, depraved, corrupt, vicious, wicked, unprincipled, hardened, dead to honor, incorrigible, irreclaimable. Profligate, abandoned, reprobate express extreme wickedness that has cast off moral restraint. Profligate is applied to one who throws away means and character in the pursuit of vice, and especially denotes depravity exhibited outwardly and conspicuously in conduct; hence it may be used to characterize political conduct: as, a profligate administration. Abandoned is applied to one who has given himself wholly up to the gratification of vicious propensities; it is stronger than profligate and weaker than reprobate. Reprobate is applied to one who has become insensible to reproof and is past hope; from its use in the Bible it has become the theological term for hopeless alienation from virtue or piety. (For comparison with depraved, etc., see criminal, a.)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. free from constraint
- adj. forsaken by owner or inhabitants
Past tense of the verb to abandon. (Wiktionary)
From abandon, from French abandonné ("immoral") past participle of abandonner (Wiktionary)