abandoned person

someone for whom hope has been abandoned
Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person
Hyponyms: ↑castaway, ↑shipwreck survivor

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • abandoned person — n. one who loses hope; one who has been forsaken …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abandoned — a|ban|doned [əˈbændənd] adj 1.) an abandoned building, car, boat etc has been left by the people who owned or used it ▪ The car was found abandoned in Bristol. ▪ the demolition of abandoned buildings 2.) [only before noun] an abandoned person or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Abandoned child syndrome — is a behavioral or psychological condition that results from the loss of one or both parents. Abandonment may be physical (the parent is not present in the child s life) or emotional (the parent withholds affection, nurturing, or stimulation).… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — adj. 1 a (of a person) deserted, forsaken (an abandoned child). b (of a building, vehicle, etc.) left empty or unused (an abandoned cottage; an abandoned ship). 2 (of a person or behaviour) unrestrained, profligate …   Useful english dictionary

  • abandoned — adjective 1 an abandoned building, car, boat etc has been left completely by the people who owned it and is no longer used 2 someone who is abandoned has been left completely alone by the person who was looking after them 3 literary behaving in a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abandoned property — Property over which the owner has given up dominion and control with no intention of recovering it. Abandoned property in a legal sense is that to which owner has relinquished all right, title, claim, and possession, but without vesting it in any …   Black's law dictionary

  • abandoned property — Property to which an owner has voluntarily relinquished all right, title, claim and possession with the intention of terminating his ownership, but without vesting it in any other person and with the intention of not reclaiming future possession… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • unfortunate person — noun a person who suffers misfortune • Syn: ↑unfortunate • Derivationally related forms: ↑unfortunate (for: ↑unfortunate) • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual …   Useful english dictionary

  • From an Abandoned Work — a “ for radio” [ The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett , p 213] by Samuel Beckett, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Third Programme on Saturday 14th December 1957 along with a selection from Molloy. Donald McWhinnie, who had already had a gr …   Wikipedia

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