abandonedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abandoned +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

abandonedness ‎(uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being abandoned.
    • 2006, Marian Keyes, The Other Side of the Story, page 45:
      All mutterings and sly glances would be directed at Mam and her abandonedness, completely bypassing say, the maroon wool/polyester-mix topcoat that Mrs. Parsons might have bought at a whopping seventy-five percent off.