abandoned
   obsolete working as a prostitute
   Literally, forsaken, but not, it would seem, by her clients:
    The foolish idea... that once abandoned she must always be profligate. (Mayhew, 1862)
   The punning abandoned habits were the flashy clothes prostitutes wore when riding in London's Hyde Park.

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  • Abandoned — A*ban doned ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]nd), a. 1. Forsaken, deserted. Your abandoned streams. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. Self abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abandoned — I adjective castaway, castoff, derelict, deserted, discontinued, disregarded, disused, forsaken, ignored, neglected, obsolete, occupantless, out of use, slighted, tenantless, unattended to, uncared for, uninhabited, unoccupied, unpopulated,… …   Law dictionary

  • abandoned — abandoned, reprobate, profligate, dissolute fundamentally mean utterly depraved. Abandoned and reprobate were originally applied to sinners and to their acts. One who is abandoned by his complete surrender to a life of sin seems spiritually lost… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abandoned — UK US /əˈbændənd/ adjective ► an abandoned place or vehicle is no longer being used or cared for because its owner does not want it any more: »The planned site for the development is an abandoned quarry …   Financial and business terms

  • abandoned — [adj1] left alone, deserted alone, cast aside, cast away, deserted, discarded, dissipated, dropped, dumped, eighty sixed*, eliminated, empty, forgotten, forsaken, given up, godforsaken*, jilted, left, left in the cold*, left in the lurch*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Abandoned — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal Gründung 1999 Website http://www.gebolze.de …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • abandoned — (adj.) self devoted to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., pp. adjective from ABANDON (Cf. abandon) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • abandoned — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unrestrained; uninhibited …   English terms dictionary

  • abandoned — [ə ban′dənd] adj. 1. given up; forsaken; deserted 2. shamefully wicked; immoral 3. unrestrained …   English World dictionary

  • Abandoned — Abandon A*ban don ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abandoned} ( d[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abandoning}.] [OF. abandoner, F. abandonner; a (L. ad) + bandon permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abandoned — abandonedly, adv. /euh ban deuhnd/, adj. 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;… …   Universalium

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