Adjective "abandoned" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having been deserted or left.
  1. 'abandoned pets'
  2. 'In the first, a young peasant woman desperately fights to protect an abandoned baby boy she's taken under her wing.'
  3. 'Search teams are tonight stepping up their efforts to rescue abandoned pets in New Orleans as well.'
  4. 'Her story begins more than 40 years in the past, when a 9-year-old boy delivers an abandoned baby to the doorstep of a beauty shop.'
  5. 'More than 2,500 neglected, unwanted or abandoned exotic pets were seized by inspectors last year.'
  6. 'The next program was about the good dog catchers in NYC - they are a division of the ASPCA - who rescue abused and abandoned pets.'
  7. 'Some are abandoned pets; others were born on the streets.'
  8. 'While eating dinner at a noodle stand, he encounters an abandoned baby boy.'
  9. 'The Evening Telegraph featured a dozen cases of abandoned and unwanted pets in the week before Christmas in a bid to ease the pressure on the RSPCA following the festive period.'
  10. 'She chose another and I felt abandoned after all.'
Unrestrained; uninhibited.
  1. 'I remember downing a great deal of vodka and dancing in a rather abandoned fashion.'
  2. 'I had enough gin in me to play along in unabashed, abandoned delight.'
  3. 'We saw nothing less than wicked, abandoned delight in each other's eyes.'
  4. 'Many of them clearly enjoyed a traditional expatriate life of abandoned debauchery.'


1. forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten.

2. unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited: She danced with abandoned enthusiasm.

3. utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless; wicked: an abandoned and dissolute ruler.

More examples(as adjective)

"reports can be abandoned in garages."

"cars can be abandoned in places."

"people can be abandoned in cornfields."

"reports can be abandoned at places."

"polices can be abandoned in roads."

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