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[adj] left desolate or empty; "an abandoned child"; "their deserted wives and children"; "an abandoned shack"; "deserted villages"
[adj] no longer inhabited; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"
[adj] free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty


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\A*ban"doned\ ([.a]*b[a^]n"d[u^]nd), a.
1. Forsaken, deserted. ``Your abandoned streams.'' --Thomson.
2. Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain. Syn: Profligate; dissolute; corrupt; vicious; depraved; reprobate; wicked; unprincipled; graceless; vile. Usage: {Abandoned}, {Profligate}, {Reprobate}. These adjectives agree in expressing the idea of great personal depravity. {Profligate} has reference to open and shameless immoralities, either in private life or political conduct; as, a {profligate} court, a {profligate} ministry. {Abandoned} is stronger, and has reference to the searing of conscience and hardening of heart produced by a man's giving himself wholly up to iniquity; as, a man of {abandoned} character. {Reprobate} describes the condition of one who has become insensible to reproof, and who is morally abandoned and lost beyond hope of recovery. God gave them over to a reprobate mind. --Rom. i. 28.

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