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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbæn.dn̩d/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbæn.dn̩d/
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- Having given oneself up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked. [First attested from 1350 to 1470]
- 1876, Alexander Davidson, A Complete History of Illinois from 1673 to 1884, page 232:
- Such immunity to offenders offered a safe asylum to the vilest and most abandoned scoundrels.
- No longer maintained by its former owners, residents, or caretakers; forsaken, deserted. [Late 15th century]
- (Can we date this quote?), Thomson, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- […] your abandoned streams […]
- Free from constraint; uninhibited. [Late 17th century]
- (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
- cast aside
wicked, self-abandoned, given to sin
no longer maintained, forsaken, deserted
free from constraint, uninhibited
geology: no longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it
- simple past tense and past participle of
- ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , →ISBN), page 2
- “abandoned” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 2.