Defector and Whistleblower


Defector noun - A person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right.

Whistleblower and defector are semantically related In some cases you can replace term "Whistleblower" with "Defector", this nouns are similar.


Whistleblower noun - An informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it.
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Defector and whistleblower are semantically related in traitor topic. You can use "Defector" instead a noun "Whistleblower", if it concerns topics such as person who is disloyal.
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