Abandoned vs Abandonable - What's the difference?

abandoned | abandonable |


As adjectives the difference between abandoned and abandonable

is that abandoned is self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain while abandonable is able to be abandoned; suitable for abandonment.

As a verb abandoned

is (abandon).

abandoned

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain.
  • No longer maintained by its former owners, residents
  • * (rfdate), Thomson:
  • Free from constraint; uninhibited.
  • * 1919 , :
  • Everything was dirty and shabby. There was no sign of the abandoned luxury that Colonel MacAndrew had so confidently described.
  • (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
  • Derived terms

    * abandonedness

    Synonyms

    * deserted * forsaken * corrupt * depraved * dissolute * graceless * reprobate * unprincipled * vicious * vile * wicked

    Verb

    (head)
  • (abandon)
  • References

    abandonable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Able to be abandoned; suitable for abandonment.
  • In place of this distinction he suggests a gradation of more or less readily abandonable sentences... — PJ Sheehan