abandonedly

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Etymology[edit]

abandoned +‎ -ly

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Adverb[edit]

abandonedly (comparative more abandonedly, superlative most abandonedly)

  1. With abandon, without restraint.
    Synonym: unrestrainedly
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 28,[1]
      For though the harpooneers, with the great body of the crew, were a far more barbaric, heathenish, and motley set than any of the tame merchant-ship companies which my previous experiences had made me acquainted with, still I ascribed this—and rightly ascribed it—to the fierce uniqueness of the very nature of that wild Scandinavian vocation in which I had so abandonedly embarked.
    • 1913, Willa Cather, O Pioneers! Part 4, Chapter 1,[2]
      In the first days of their love she had been his slave; she had admired him abandonedly.