abandonedness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abandoned +‎ -ness

NounEdit

abandonedness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being abandoned.
    • 2006, Marian Keyes, The Other Side of the Story, page 45:
      All mutterings and sly glances would be directed at Mam and her abandonedness, completely bypassing say, the maroon wool/polyester-mix topcoat that Mrs. Parsons might have bought at a whopping seventy-five percent off.
Last modified on 26 July 2012, at 02:07