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  • the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"
  • a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"
  • stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
  • leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  • leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
  • give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
  • forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon" ,
  • a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Abandon'


  • Abandon: Abandon, abandoned, or abandonment may refer to: Abandonment (emotional), a subjective emotional state in which people feel undesired, left behind, insecure
  • Reckless Abandon: Reckless Abandon may refer to: In music: Reckless Abandon (David Bromberg album), 1977 “Reckless Abandon” 1983-1998. Cover band from Nassau County, NY
  • Abandon Ship: Abandon Ship may refer to: Abandonment of ship Abandon Ship!, a 1957 British drama film Abandon Ship (Lianne Hall album) Abandon Ship (Knife Party album)
  • Abandon All Ships: Abandon All Ships are an Italian-Canadian metalcore band from Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2006, the group was signed domestically to Universal Music Canada
  • Total Abandon: Australia '99: Total Abandon: Australia '99 is a double live album and DVD by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
  • Abandonment (legal): In law, abandonment is the relinquishment, giving up or renunciation of an interest, claim, civil proceedings, appeal, privilege, possession, or right
  • Abandon (film): Abandon is a 2002 American psychological thriller drama film released by Paramount Pictures. It was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Katie
  • Abandonment (emotional): For other uses, see Abandon (disambiguation). Emotional abandonment is a subjective emotional state in which people feel undesired, left behind, insecure
  • Reckless Abandon (Andrew F album): Reckless Abandon is the debut album by Andrew F. It was released on May 22, 2008, and it received a small number of sales in its first week released,
  • Abandon (album): Abandon is the sixteenth studio album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in the Spring of 1998. It was Deep Purple's second album with

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* When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. - Confucius

* Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. - Robert Frost

* There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. - Thomas Alva Edison


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