1. [ noun ] the act of giving something up
Synonyms: desertion forsaking
Related terms: rejection exposure apostasy bolt defect
2. [ noun ] withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
Synonyms: desertion defection

"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

Related terms: withdrawal abscondment absence_without_leave deviationism defect
3. [ noun ] the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
Related terms: disposal discard discard jettison abandon
Similar spelling:   abandoned