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Synonyms for defection
dɪˈfɛk 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"

    Synonyms:
    renunciation, 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)

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defection

    Synonyms:
    failure, dereliction, abandonment, relinquishment, desertion

    Antonyms:
    substitution, supply, superabundance, adherence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    apostasy, backsliding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    desertion, dropout, drop-out

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2278failure
#22574abandonment
#26043dropout
#53310repudiation
#57693renunciation
#62094apostasy
#62786defection
#66580desertion
#84813relinquishment
#91205dereliction
#100640forgoing
#104441forsaking

How to use defection in a sentence?

  1. Jen Psaki:

    Efforts to establish full and positive identification continue, if the individual proves to be Ongwen, his defection would represent a historic blow to the LRA's command structure.

  2. Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi:

    ISIS takes their passports and if anyone tries defection from this, they will kill them immediately, the problem, it's not how to go inside the city of Raqqa. The problem is how to get out.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    If the individual proves to be Ongwen, his defection would represent a historic blow to the LRA's command structure.

  4. Kim Jong:

    Compared to 10 years ago the primary motivation for defection has gone from food, to freedom.

  5. Roger Entner:

    One of the dangers is that they don't just cut the fat out but also the meat and bones and that has negative consequences, that’s part of what we see in Europe: the savings came first immediately and now the churn (or customer defection) goes up.


Translations for defection

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

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