Synonyms of 'abandonment'
1 desertionDictionary, leaving, forsaking
memories of her father's complete abandonment of her
2 evacuationDictionary, leaving, quitting
the abandonment of two North Sea oilfields
3 stoppingDictionary, cessation, discontinuation
Rain forced the abandonment of the next day's competitions.
4 renunciationDictionary, giving up, surrender
their abandonment of the policy
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There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
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.