Abolish vs Abandoned - What's the difference?

abolish | abandoned |


As verbs the difference between abolish and abandoned

is that abolish is to end a law, system, institution, custom or practice while abandoned is (abandon).

As an adjective abandoned is

self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

abolish

English

Verb

(es)
  • To end a law, system, institution, custom or practice.
  • Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.
  • * 2002', William Schabas, ''The '''abolition of the death penalty in international law (Cambridge University Press):
  • (archaic) To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.
  • * :
  • And with thy blood abolish so reproachful blot.
  • * :
  • His quick instinctive hand Caught at the hilt, as to abolish him.

    Synonyms

    * abrogate, annul, cancel, dissolve, nullify, repeal, revoke

    Antonyms

    * establish, found

    References

    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  • No longer maintained by its former owners, residents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