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Definitions and Synonyms of desertion | Another word for desertion | What is desertion?

Definition 1: withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility - [noun denoting act]

Samples where desertion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

Synonyms for desertion in the sense of this definition

(desertion is a kind of ...) the act of withdrawing

"the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

(... is a kind of desertion ) the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)

(... is a kind of desertion ) unauthorized military absence

(... is a kind of desertion ) ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)

Definition 2: the act of giving something up - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for desertion in the sense of this definition

(desertion is a kind of ...) the act of rejecting something

"his proposals were met with rejection"

(... is a kind of desertion ) abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving an infant out in the open)

(... is a kind of desertion ) the act of abandoning a party for cause

(... is a kind of desertion ) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

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