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Synonyms for abandonment

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for abandonment

the act of forsaking


a complete surrender of inhibitions

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for abandonment

the act of giving something up

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

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References in classic literature ?
In truth everything presented itself in a dark and gloomy light to Prince Andrew, especially after the abandonment of Smolensk on the sixth of August (he considered that it could and should have been defended) and after his sick father had had to flee to Moscow, abandoning to pillage his dearly beloved Bald Hills which he had built and peopled.
I expect the Minister [Barclay de Tolly] has already reported the abandonment of Smolensk to the enemy.
Poor Cathy, frightened from her little romance, had been considerably sadder and duller since its abandonment; and her father insisted on her reading less, and taking more exercise.
The heart-broken abandonment with which she said this was a sore trial to me; but though love may be deceived, vanity is ever vigilant, and vanity saved me.
"Well, yes!" said she, hanging round his neck with childish indolence, rather than with loving abandonment. "Well, yes!
Crooks himself, when voyaging in company with another trader of the name of M'Lellan, had been interrupted by these marauders, and had considered himself fortunate in escaping down the river without loss of life or property, but with a total abandonment of his trading voyage.
Richard Gordon who pointed out Friday that the group failed to acknowledge their abandonment of the 22 Filipino crew after the ramming.
As part of the deal, Saltfleetby Energy will pay Angus an initial GBP2.5 million, which Angus will either use to reconnect the field to the UK gas grid or for abandonment costs, if reconnection is not commercially viable.
Lagos State House of Assembly has moved to probe the abandonment of N7billion cardiac-Renal facility centre in Gbagada General Hospital.
PNM, the wholly-owned New Mexico utility subsidiary of PNM Resources, filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission a consolidated application requesting the abandonment of the San Juan Generating Station, securitization of the unrecovered investment in the plant and approvals for replacement power resources.
This was in the 1830s, at a time when coal mine abandonment plans were not centrally held.
Oklahoma City-based Reckless Abandonment Pictures has released the stop motion animated series Trolls.
In a split panel ruling, the Western District said the defendant's argument that his counsel failed to adequately revise his pro se post-conviction motion was an improper claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, rather than a claim of abandonment. The appellate court said the type of abandonment claim asserted by defendant Lance Waggoner must be limited to cases in which the attorney has completely failed to act.
Lawmaker Tazabek Ikramov suggested to make amendments to the Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan to introduce penalties against people for abandonment of their parents.