Synonyms of abdication
1 resignationDictionary • the abdication of Edward VIII
resignation • He has withdrawn his letter of resignation.
retiral mainly Scottish)
2 giving up • Edward was titled Duke of Windsor after his abdication of the throne.
renunciation • the renunciation of territory
3 renunciationDictionary • There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
renunciation • a renunciation of terrorism
surrender • a complete surrender of weapons
abandonment • their abandonment of the policy
waiver • He had to sign a waiver of his constitutional rights.
abnegation • He attacked 'society' for its abnegation of responsibility.
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abandonmentThe abandonment of an idea or way of thinking is the act of stopping having the idea or of stopping thinking in that way.
• their abandonment of the policy
• He attacked 'society' for its abnegation of responsibility.
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