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  • nounabandonment
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Synonyms for defection

noun abandonment
  • desertion
  • divorce
  • failure
  • rejection
  • revolt
  • withdrawal
  • alienation
  • apostasy
  • backsliding
  • deficiency
  • dereliction
  • disaffection
  • disloyalty
  • disownment
  • estrangement
  • failing
  • faithlessness
  • forsaking
  • lack
  • parting
  • rebellion
  • repudiation
  • retreat
  • separation
  • severance
  • tergiversation
  • recreancy
  • sundering

Antonyms for defection

  • enough
  • faithfulness
  • harmony
  • loyalty
  • plenty
  • joining
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