Marooned vs Abandoned - What's the difference?

marooned | abandoned |


As verbs the difference between marooned and abandoned

is that marooned is (maroon) 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 .

marooned

English

Verb

(head)
  • (maroon)

  • maroon

    English

    Etymology 1

    Derived from the American-Spanish , meaning “fugitive,” “wild”, “untamed”.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.
  • A castaway; a person who has been marooned.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.
  • Derived terms

    * marooner

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a maroon color
  • See also

    *

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.
  • Etymology 4

    From an intentional mispronunciation of the word (moron) used by the cartoon character .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang, derogatory) An idiot; a fool.
  • * 2011 , S. Watts Taylor, Tarnish , iUniverse (2011), ISBN 9781462002023, page 21:
  • At least, I would not be sleeping that night. Why did I have that espresso? What a maroon !
    Synonyms
    * See also . * See also .

    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  • No longer maintained by its former owners, residents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