[ dih-zur-ter ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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

Words Nearby deserter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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