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defector

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  1. a person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right the defector demanded political asylum in exchange for information about his nation's spying operations Synonyms of defector apostate, renegade, deserter, recreantWords Related to defector betrayer, double-crosser, quisling, traitor, traitress (or traitoress), turnabout, turncoat; abandoner, come-outer, dropout, leaver; defier, insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, mutineer, rebel, red, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, revolutionizer; discontent, malcontent; recusant, refusenik (also refusnik), refuserNear Antonyms of defector adherent, disciple, follower, supporter; fanatic, militant, partisan (also partizan), zealotAntonyms of defector loyalist


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