Marooned vs Abandoned - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between marooned and abandoned
is that marooned
) while abandoned
As an adjective abandoned is
self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned
Derived from the American-Spanish , meaning “fugitive,” “wild”, “untamed”.
An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.
A castaway; a person who has been marooned.
Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.
To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.
A good short account of the "Bush Negroes" in Suriname
A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.
(nautical) A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.
From an intentional mispronunciation of the word (moron) used by the cartoon character .
(slang, derogatory) An idiot; a fool.
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- At least, I would not be sleeping that night. Why did I have that espresso? What a maroon !
* See also .
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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No longer maintained by its former owners, residents
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Free from constraint; uninhibited.
* 1919 , :
(geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
- Everything was dirty and shabby. There was no sign of the abandoned luxury that Colonel MacAndrew had so confidently described.