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deserter

[ dih-zur-ter ]
/ dɪˈzɜr tər /
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noun
a soldier or draftee who leaves or runs away from service or duty with the intention of never returning: Deserters from the rebel army tell of low morale among its remaining fighters.
a person who fails to uphold a cause or who abandons someone else, especially in violation of a promise or obligation: Some of those remaining in the home country view emigrants living abroad as deserters from their mother culture.A family deserter is one who can but will not support a spouse or dependents.
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OTHER WORDS FROM deserter

pre·de·sert·er, noun
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