Synonyms and Antonyms of departure
1 the act of leaving a place <his sudden departure left them wondering if they'd upset him> Synonyms decamping, decampment, departing, exit, exiting, farewell, going, leave, leave-taking, lighting out, outgo, parting, quitting, walking out Related Words flight, retirement, retreat, running away, withdrawal; diaspora, emigration, evacuation, exodus; embarkation, embarkment; disembarkation, egress; abandonment, forsaking, relinquishment Near Antonyms coming; approach, entrance, ingress Antonyms advent, appearance, arrival
2 a turning away from a course or standard <any departure from the modernist orthodoxy was scorned by the city's cultural elite> Synonyms deflection, divergence, detour, deviation, divagation, divergency, diversionRelated Words regression, retrogression, reversionNear Antonyms adherence
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