Defector and Quisling


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Defector noun – A person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right.
Usage example: the defector demanded political asylum in exchange for information about his nation's spying operations

Quisling is a synonym for defector in deserter topic. In some cases you can use "Quisling" instead a noun "Defector". popular alternative
Nearby Words: defect, defective, defection, defecting, defected
Synonyms for Defector


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Quisling noun – One who betrays a trust or an allegiance.
Usage example: warned that all quislings would be punished without mercy

Defector is a synonym for quisling in traitor topic. You can use "Defector" instead a noun "Quisling". popular alternative
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