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Many Poles use the term “turncoat” in a completely different way.

More often than not, turncoat spies are successfully recruited as one-offs, through serendipity and dumb luck.

The notes variously called him a turncoat, a RINO, a traitor, or worse.

But for many Republicans today, this quality makes him something of a turncoat.

Yet another Republican turncoat, Powell obviously endorsed Obama twice.

The reader now knows that the pity thus bestowed upon that pitiful fox-hunting turncoat was utterly thrown away.

Mr. Scott is an honest man, and naturally thinks me a hypocrite and turncoat as well as a fool.

He had no desire to be addressed by his name before this precarious mob already mad with rage at a turncoat.

Why, 'tis the man who allowed the rebels to seize Southsea Castle, the same who was hand in glove with the turncoat, Goring.

He realized the weight of misery this pathetic turncoat might expect thereafter at the hands of Britt and his crew of “Busters.”


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to turncoat, such as: defector, informer, apostate, betrayer, conspirator, and deceiver.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.