Synonyms of defection


1. desertion, abandonment, defection, withdrawal

usage: withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

2. apostasy, renunciation, defection, rejection

usage: the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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Definition and meaning of defection (Dictionary)