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Meaning of DESERTER

Pronunciation:  d'ezurtur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
desertion.

 
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
 

 

 

 

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