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Synonyms for defectiondɪˈfɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desertion, abandonment, defection(noun)

    withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

    renunciation, defection, forsaking, abandonment, apostasy, desertion

  2. 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defection(n.)

    apostasy, backsliding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

desertion, dropout, drop-out

Translations for defection

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Treuebruch, Abtrünnigkeit, ÜberlaufenGerman
  • défectionFrench
  • pembelotanIndonesian
  • defezione, diserzioneItalian
  • измена, дезертирство, нарушение, отступничествоRussian
  • firar, ihanet, ayrılmaTurkish

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