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Meaning of DESERTER

Pronunciation:  d'ezurtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
  2. [n]  a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

DESERTER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: apostate, defector, ratter, recreant
 See Also: deviationist, draft dodger, draft evader, offender, quitter, renegade, turncoat, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*sert"er\ (?), n.
One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any
one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a
seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absconder, apostasy, apostate, atheist, backslider, betrayal, blasphemer, bolt, bolter, breakaway, collaborationist, collaborator, convert, defection, defector, dereliction, desertion, escapee, fifth columnist, fugitive, mugwump, outlaw, proselyte, quisling, rat, ratting, recidivist, recreant, renegade, renegado, renegate, reversionist, runagate, runaway, Sabbath-breaker, sacrilegist, schism, schismatic, seceder, secession, secessionist, separatist, strikebreaker, tergiversant, tergiversator, traitor, turnabout, turncoat, turntail, unbeliever, walkout