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  • adj.absent
  • nounabsentee

synonyms for truant

  • AWOL
  • hooky
  • no-show
  • absent without leave
  • astray
  • away
  • cutting class
  • gone
  • missing
  • not present
  • playing hooky
  • skipping school
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She opened it and found a letter demanding to know why Landon had been truant from his online classes during the fall semester.
THE LOST YEAR: WHAT THE PANDEMIC COST TEENAGERSBY ALEC MACGILLIS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CELESTE SLOMANMARCH 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
However, truant absentee ballots still remained a problem in Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
WE’VE HAD 56 STATEWIDE ELECTIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC. HERE’S WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THEM.NATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
In Florida, Illinois and New York, truant poll workers caused some polling places to open late.
THERE HAVE BEEN 38 STATEWIDE ELECTIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC. HERE’S HOW THEY WENT.NATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 3, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
His schooling began at the age of nine, but the boy played truant so frequently that he was sent to boarding-school in Avignon.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
It is only to transact some higher business that even Apollo dare play the truant from Admetus.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
As a boy at the Grammar School of his native town, it is to be feared he loved to play truant.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
Haply her truant tresses mock Some coronal of shapelier block, To wit, the bounding billy-cock.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
At that the truant driver appeared, coming at a trot from down the street.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
I could see my mother looking from the window for her truant child.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
"It should have opened and imprisoned you, as a truant dryad," said he.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
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WORDS RELATED TO TRUANT

  • absentee
  • bolter
  • escapee
  • quitter
  • truant
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