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Synonyms for apostasy
əˈpɒs tə siapos·ta·sy

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  1. apostasynoun

    Synonyms:
    disaffection, estrangement, conversion, defection, backsliding, deconversion

  2. apostasynoun

    The renunciation of a belief or set of beliefs.

    Synonyms:
    deconversion, disaffection, backsliding, estrangement, defection, conversion

  3. apostasynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    backsliding, conversion, defection, deconversion, estrangement, disaffection

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apostasy, renunciation, defectionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    tergiversation, desertion, renunciation, forswearing, renouncement, repudiation, defection, abandonment, forgoing

  2. apostasy, tergiversationnoun

    the act of abandoning a party for cause

    Synonyms:
    equivocation, renunciation, defection, tergiversation

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Editors Contribution

  1. heresy

    the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 15, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apostasynoun

    Synonyms:
    defection, desertion, backsliding, dereliction, fall

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apostasynoun

    Synonyms:
    defection, unfaithfulness, renunciation, desertion (traitorous)

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How to use apostasy in a sentence?

  1. Iain Murray:

    When we think of apostasy, we’re not to think simply of deviation from the truth, that is fundamental, but always too, there's deviation in life, there is a movement to unholiness, to worldliness. -- Iain Murray

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