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Synonyms for apostasyəˈpɒs tə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apostasy, renunciation, defection(noun)

    the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

    tergiversation, desertion, renunciation, apostasy, forswearing, renouncement, repudiation, defection, abandonment, forgoing

  2. apostasy, tergiversation(noun)

    the act of abandoning a party for cause

    equivocation, renunciation, defection, apostasy, tergiversation


  1. apostasy(noun)

    disaffection, estrangement, conversion, defection, backsliding, deconversion

  2. apostasy(noun)

    The renunciation of a belief or set of beliefs.

    deconversion, disaffection, backsliding, estrangement, defection, conversion

  3. apostasy(noun)

    Specifically, the renunciation of one's religion or faith.

    backsliding, conversion, defection, deconversion, estrangement, disaffection

Editors Contribution

  1. heresy

    the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apostasy(n.)

    defection, desertion, backsliding, dereliction, fall

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