A renegade is a person who has deserted their cause or defied convention; they're rebels and sometimes outlaws, or even traitors.

A long, long time ago, a renegade was a Christian person who decided to become Muslim. That definition is pretty outdated, as these days a renegade is anyone who breaks laws or expectations to do their own thing or join the other side. It might sound kind of cool to be a renegade, like some rogue action hero. But in general, renegade actions are frowned, not smiled, upon.

Definitions of renegade

n someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw

Type of:
defector, deserter
a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

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

apostate, deserter, ratter, recreant, turncoat
Type of:
a person who gives up too easily

adj having deserted a cause or principle

renegade supporters of the usurper”
deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle

v break with established customs

Type of:
dissent, protest, resist
express opposition through action or words

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