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Synonyms for defector
dɪˈfɛk tərde·fec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deserter, defectornoun

    a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

    Synonyms:
    deserter, turncoat, recreant, renegade, apostate, ratter

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  1. List of paraphrases for "defector":

    deserter, renegade, dissident

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How to use defector in a sentence?

  1. Kim Young-soon:

    We should n’t blame defectors but we should be careful when we see some defectors talking incoherently, making things up and lying to make themselves more valuable, i am not saying that Shin was a bad guy. He suffered at a young age. But I hope in this defector community, there will be only honesty, without any lies to make money.

  2. Lee Cook-jong:

    Lee said. Lee said the soldier was beginning to eat and would be given bigger portions as he recovered. Lee said Oh was not going anywhere anytime soon and reporters would get their chance to question the injured defector. The defector has experienced nightmares and said he was afraid he would have to return to Kim Jong Un's regime. (AP) This North Korean guy is not going anywhere. He is staying in South Korea. So we don't need to be hasty.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    In coordination with the AURTF (African Union forces), U.S. military forces took custody of an individual claiming to be a defector from the LRA. That individual later identified himself as Ongwen, efforts to establish full and positive identification continue, so I don't have confirmation of that at this point.

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