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apostate

a·pos·tate

apostate

 
 
pronunciation:
pa steIt [or] pa stiht
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who abandons his or her religious faith, principles, cause, or the like.
The former priest was now an apostate who questioned the very existence of God.
synonyms:
recanter, tergiversator
similar words:
betrayer, bolter, dissenter, renegade, renouncer, turncoat
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part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by or guilty of apostasy.
an apostate communist
synonyms:
recreant, renegade
antonyms:
faithful, loyal
similar words:
dissident, faithless, unfaithful
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