Adherent and Turncoat


Adherent noun - One who follows the opinions or teachings of another.
Usage example: the Flat Earth Society surely doesn't have many adherents

Turncoat is an antonym for adherent.

Nearby Words: adhere, adherence, adhering, adherer


Turncoat noun - One who betrays a trust or an allegiance.
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Synonyms for Turncoat

Adherent is an antonym for turncoat in traitor topic.
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Turncoat or Adherent. 2016. Accessed December 04, 2022.

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