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What is the noun of forsaking somebody, that is, the act of forsaking?

Forsookenment? ;)

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    The gerund form of verbs, here "forsaking", can well be used as a noun. Do you specifically want to avoid this? – hardmath Jan 31 '15 at 16:55
  • Sounds like a good answer. Too obvious I guess, so you could barely believe the OP didn't think of it. – Brian Hitchcock Jan 31 '15 at 17:28
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    "abandonment" . – Greg Lee Jan 31 '15 at 17:52
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Use the gerund form of the verb: "forsaking"

"She was disappointed by his forsaking [of] her."

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The adjective is "forsaken", so the noun of the verb is "forsakenness".

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    No, forsakenness is the state of being forsaken, not the act of forsaking. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 21 '17 at 0:30
  • Agreed. The gerund form of the verb is indeed the correct answer. – silkfire May 21 '17 at 1:49

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