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Synonyms for truant
ˈtru ənttru·ant

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. truant

    vagabond, loitering, idling, shirking, vagrant, loose, apostate, renegade

    sedulous, domestic, industrious, diligent, loyal, adherent, faithful, attached

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. truant, hooky playernoun

    one who is absent from school without permission

    nonattender, hooky player, no-show


  2. no-show, nonattender, truantadjective

    someone who shirks duty

    nonattender, hooky player, no-show


  3. truant, awoladjective

    absent without permission

    "truant schoolboys"; "the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"



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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. truantnoun

    idler, loiterer, shirk

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  1. Mark Mastrov:

    He can become a truant of the state and he could be arrested, i said,' Are you going to come and try to arrest my son at my home, or fine me for not getting him to his Zoom class perfectly on time everyday ?'.

  2. Philip Sidney:

    Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.

  3. Sir Philip Sidney:

    But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.

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  • Schulschwänzerin, Schwänzer, Schwänzerin, SchulschwänzerGerman
  • pinnaava, lintsari, lintsaava, pinnariFinnish
  • l'école buissonnièreFrench
  • अनुपस्थित रहनेHindi
  • assenteItalian
  • spijbelaar, spijbelend, verzuimenDutch
  • skulkerNorwegian
  • nieobecnyPolish
  • прогу́льщик, прогу́льщица, прогу́ливающийRussian

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