1. Left alone; stranded
2. No longer inhabited
3. Left desolate or empty; SYN. deserted.
4. Free from constraint.
1. Afloat on the surface of a body of water; SYN. drifting.
2. Aimlessly drifting; SYN. afloat, aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected.
1. Disposed of as useless; SYN. discarded, junked, scrap, waste.
2. Thrown away; SYN. discarded, throwaway, thrown-away.
Cast off as valueless; SYN. rejected.
Suffering the misfortune of shipwreck; SYN. shipwrecked.
ETYM Latin derelictus, p. p. of derelinquere to forsake wholly, to abandon; de- + relinquere to leave. Related to Relinquish.
1. Deserted or abandoned as by an owner.
2. Failing in what duty requires; SYN. delinquent, neglectful, remiss.
ETYM Cf. Latin desertus, p. p. of deserere, and French désert. Related to Desert.
Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; SYN. godforsaken, waste, wild.
Remote from civilization.
ETYM Latin destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de + statuere to set. Related to Statute.
Poor enough to need help from others; SYN. impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken.
ETYM Old Eng., p. p. of forlesen to lose utterly, AS. forleósan (p. p. forloren); pref. for- + leósan (in comp.) to lose; cf. Dutch verliezen to lose, German verlieren, Swed. förlora, Dan. forloren, Goth. fraliusan to lose. Related to For-, and Lorn, Lose.
Marked by or showing hopelessness.
1. Lacking accompaniment or a guard or escort.
2. Not watched.
Like a homeless or abandoned person