Defector and Turncoat


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

Turncoat is a synonym for defector in deserter topic. In some cases you can use "Turncoat" instead a noun "Defector", when it comes to topics like traitor, approach, renegade, rebel. popular alternative


Turncoat noun - One who betrays a trust or an allegiance.
Usage example: the plot of the story revolved around the gangster's relentless determination to learn the identity of the turncoat
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Synonyms for Turncoat

Defector is a synonym for turncoat in traitor topic. You can use "Defector" instead a noun "Turncoat", if it concerns topics such as approach, renegade, rebel. popular alternative

How words are described

special special defector special turncoat
potential potential defector potential turncoat
soviet soviet defector soviet turncoat

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Legend of Galactic Heroes Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The 13th Fleet, which was hastily scrambled together from new recruits and survivors from the Battle of Astarte, along with a helping of Imperial expatriates that serve as special task forces, an enemy defector, and a turncoat.
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