renegade

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 That definition is pretty outdated, as these days a renegade is anyone who breaks laws or expectations to do their own thing or join the other side.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
  1. noun
    someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
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    type of:
    defector, deserter
    a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
  2. noun
    a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    synonyms: apostate, deserter, ratter, recreant, turncoat
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    type of:
    quitter
    a person who gives up too easily
  3. adjective
    having deserted a cause or principle
    renegade supporters of the usurper”
    synonyms: recreant
    disloyal
    deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle
  4. verb
    break with established customs
    synonyms: rebel
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    type of:
    dissent, protest, resist
    express opposition through action or words
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