Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deserter

2 senses of deserter

Sense 1
deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter -- (a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.)
       => quitter -- (a person who gives up too easily)

Sense 2
deserter, defector -- (a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post))
       => wrongdoer, offender -- (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)

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