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synonyms for desertion

  • betrayal
  • abrogation
  • apostasy
  • avoidance
  • backsliding
  • departure
  • derelict
  • dereliction
  • disaffection
  • disavowal
  • divorce
  • elusion
  • escape
  • evasion
  • falseness
  • flight
  • forsaking
  • leaving
  • perfidy
  • rejection
  • relinquishment
  • renunciation
  • repudiation
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • retreat
  • secession
  • tergiversation
  • treachery
  • truancy
  • withdrawal
  • castoff
  • defecting
  • departing
  • disavowing
  • falling away
  • going back on
  • marooning
  • recreancy
  • running out on

antonyms for desertion

MOST RELEVANT
  • allowance
  • approval
  • arrival
  • coming
  • meeting
  • ratification
  • stay
  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
  • staying
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How to use desertion in a sentence

The dangerous prospects combined with low pay meant that finding crews for the ships was difficult and desertions ahead of launch day were high.
THE HARD-DRINKING PLAYBOYS WHO MADE TRANSATLANTIC SAILING HISTORYALLISON MCNEARNEYJUNE 6, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
To cease living together for the time fixed by statute is not desertion unless this was done intentionally.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Desertion is a general ground of divorce, the law in every state prescribing a period of time, quite often three years.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
But the Emperor could not forgive his desertion, and, thinking he would not benefit by his services, he refused them.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Have you any plea to urge beyond the natural one of her seemingly unprovoked desertion of you?
THE MAYOR'S WIFEANNA KATHERINE GREEN
The sense of the desertion by humankind, by God and mercy and rationality swept through me and overwhelmed my inner self.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
My capture had revealed our desertion of the cabin, and the Indians had lost no time in entering and firing it.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Was not this a blasphemy against the fatherly goodness of the Creator,—a base desertion of the cause of the disinherited?
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Desertion doesn't mean a sea of water between, it means an ocean of self-will and love-me-first between.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Just think: after five years of desertion, and trouble without end, and it all put right by a little sleight-of-hand.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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WORDS RELATED TO DESERTION

  • dereliction
  • desertion
  • jettison
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