1. forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten.
  2. unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited: She danced with abandoned enthusiasm.
  3. utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless; wicked: an abandoned and dissolute ruler.


  1. desertedan abandoned windmill
  2. forsakenan abandoned child
  3. unrestrained; uninhibitedwild, abandoned dancing
  4. depraved; profligate

“self-devoted” to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., past participle adjective from abandon (v.).

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