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abandonment

33 antonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ɐbˈandənmənt], [ɐbˈandənmənt], [ɐ_b_ˈa_n_d_ə_n_m_ə_n_t]
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Antonyms for Abandonment:

beginning, carefulness, commencement, constraint, continuation, discipline, discreetness, discretion, embarrassment, engagement, heedfulness, inhibition, initiation, reclamation, Recoupment, repossession, repression, reserve, restraint, retention, reticence, retrieval, self-command, self-consciousness, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, suppression, undertaking, uneasiness, willpower.

Usage examples of Abandonment:

  1. In order to focus all one's powers at a single point, there must be abandonment of a wide field of interest and pleasure. "Essays On Work And Culture",Hamilton Wright Mabie.
  2. We must assume, therefore, that the motive for this step was the abandonment of the tomb. "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti",John Addington Symonds.
  3. This abandonment was in contrast to the serious, almost dark spirit of a party at another table. "Children of the Market Place",Edgar Lee Masters.

Quotes for Abandonment:

  1. The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun. John Desmond Bernal.
  2. From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded with a rapidity never before known, and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro -slavery feeling. Henry Charles Carey.
  3. I am not so different in my history of abandonment from anyone else after all. We have all been split away from the earth, each other, ourselves. Susan Griffin.
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