Definition of abandonment in English:

abandonment

noun

  • [mass noun] The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned:

    ‘she had a feeling of utter abandonment and loneliness’
    • ‘Expediency often involves the abandonment of war's more high-sounding objectives.’
    • ‘With the economic collapse came the abandonment of hundreds of businesses by their owners.’
    • ‘The meeting may be the only National Hunt racing in Britain this weekend, with abandonments likely elsewhere due to the weather.’
    • ‘More conservative critics found the root of his decline in his abandonment of religious faith.’
    • ‘He was rejected and outcast, and like Job, accepted his suffering and abandonment.’
    disuse, evacuation, neglect
    renunciation, relinquishment, rejection, withdrawal, dropping, cessation, discontinuation, termination, stopping, surrender, dispensation
    desertion, neglect, stranding
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Pronunciation:

abandonment

/əˈbandənm(ə)nt/