Informant and Spy


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Informant noun – A person who provides information about another's wrongdoing.
Usage example: the FBI is working closely with informants to find out about the subversive group

Spy and informant are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Spy" instead a noun "Informant".
Nearby Words: inform, information, informer, informative, informing
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Spy noun – A person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country.
Informant and spy are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Informant" instead a noun "Spy".
Nearby Word: spying
Synonyms for Spy

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  • Film / Revenge of the Sith Instead, Mace not only insults Anakin by denying him Master rank, but also sets him up as an informant for the Council in Palpatine's office; and a resentful spy is the best kind of spy.
  • Literature / Weimar World For Want of a Nail: Wolfgang Kapp makes a speech to parliament instead of a coup while a nameless informant leaks that Adolf Hitler is a Reichswehr spy in the DAP.
  • Light Novel / Esu Shiba's secret weapon is an "S" ("spy"), an informant who plays a key role in Shiba's information gathering.
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