deserter

Definitions of deserter
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n a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

Synonyms:
apostate, ratter, recreant, renegade, turncoat
Type of:
quitter
a person who gives up too easily

n a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

Synonyms:
defector
Types:
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deviationist
an ideological defector from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
draft dodger, draft evader
someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
renegade
someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
walk-in
an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum
Type of:
offender, wrongdoer
a person who transgresses moral or civil law

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