Synonyms of abandonment
1 desertionDictionary • memories of her father's complete abandonment of her
desertion • It was a long time since she'd referred to her father's desertion of them.
dereliction • The previous owners had rescued the building from dereliction.
2 evacuationDictionary • the abandonment of two North Sea oilfields
evacuation • the mass evacuation of Srebrenica
departure • The airline has more than 90 scheduled departures from here each day.
withdrawal • the withdrawal of troops from Eastern Europe
3 stoppingDictionary • Rain forced the abandonment of the next day's competitions.
4 renunciationDictionary • their abandonment of the policy
renunciation • the renunciation of territory
surrender • a complete surrender of weapons
waiver • He had to sign a waiver of his constitutional rights.
abdication • There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
resignation • He has withdrawn his letter of resignation.
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abdicationIf you say that someone has abdicated responsibility for something, you disapprove of them because they have refused to accept responsibility for it any longer. (noun)
• There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
cessionthe act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
departureDeparture or a departure is the act of going away from somewhere.
• The airline has more than 90 scheduled departures from here each day.
Thesaurus for abandonment from the Collins English Thesaurus
The abandonment of a place, thing, or person is the act of leaving it permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.