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synonyms for defection

  • 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
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antonyms for defection

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  • enough
  • faithfulness
  • harmony
  • loyalty
  • plenty
  • joining
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How to use defection in a sentence

The defections underscore the urgency of Republicans’ efforts to stem their demographic decline.
SHRINKING THE GOP, ONE STATE AT A TIMEJENNIFER RUBINFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Offseason defections hit the program hard after it reeled off 17 consecutive wins and was a legit national championship contender before the pandemic ended last season early.
DYNAMIC SOPHOMORES ASHLEY OWUSU AND DIAMOND MILLER ARE POWERING AN EXPLOSIVE MARYLAND OFFENSEKAREEM COPELANDJANUARY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His first wife, an Englishwoman with whom he had three children, divorced him after his defection.
GEORGE BLAKE, NOTORIOUS COLD WAR DOUBLE AGENT WHO HELPED SOVIETS, DIES AT 98TAYLOR SHAPIRODECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Winning the Senate races there would likely mean that Democrats have 53 or 54 seats overall, giving them room for defections on key votes.
DEMOCRATS DON’T NEED TO WIN GEORGIA, IOWA, OHIO OR TEXAS — BUT THEY COULDPERRY BACON JR. (PERRY.BACON@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Over the past 20 years, most defections have involved North Koreans fleeing south — an estimated 33,600 have done so, though about 900 are unaccounted for.
THE NORTH KOREANS WHO ESCAPE BACK HOMEFIONA ZUBLINOCTOBER 14, 2020OZY
Faithless little Judy had shown her defection from Aunty Rosa already.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Cotgrave gives us: 'Faillance, f. a defection, failing, decaying.'
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Since Jonathan Maxfield's defection, he might be considered the leading member of the Methodist congregation.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
The Kinghampstead division remained for some time insensitive to my defection.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The line which he immediately took was still more alarming to the Administration than the act of defection.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFECTION

  • absence
  • defection
  • desertion
  • skipping
  • truancy
  • 180
  • about-face
  • apostasy
  • backpedaling
  • change of mind
  • defection
  • flip-flop
  • reversal
  • turnaround
  • volte-face
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.