Deserter and Traitor


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Deserter noun – A person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right.
Usage example: we had orders to find and capture the deserters before they could reveal our location

Traitor is a synonym for deserter in defector topic. In some cases you can use "Traitor" instead a noun "Deserter", when it comes to topics like renegade, coward, rebel, fugitive from responsibility. popular alternative
Nearby Words: desert, deserted, desertion, deserting
Synonyms for Deserter


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Traitor noun – One who betrays a trust or an allegiance.
Usage example: accused by her family of being a traitor when she sold their traditionally animal-friendly business to a competitor known to use animals for testing its products

Deserter is a synonym for traitor in renegade topic. You can use "Deserter" instead a noun "Traitor", if it concerns topics such as coward, rebel, turncoat, person who is disloyal. popular alternative
Nearby Words: trait, traitorous, traitress
Synonyms for Traitor

How words are described

known known deserter known traitor
infamous infamous deserter infamous traitor
supposed supposed deserter supposed traitor
wanted wanted deserter wanted traitor
Other adjectives: former, condemned, titular.

Both words in one sentence

  • Order 270 ordered that anyone who surrendered when capable of continuing the fight were considered deserter and traitor.
  • Video Game / Valkyria Chronicles III Dangerous Deserter: The Nameless becomes this when they get declared traitor and are attacked by Gallian forces.
  • Shamed by a Mob To the elephants, a deserter from the herd is branded a "scoundrel, a rogue elephant, a traitor to that high and imperial order of pompous pachyderms", and to make it worse, he had let his father down.
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