Meaning of truancy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtruːənsi/

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mass noun
  • The action of staying away from school without good reason; absenteeism.

    ‘fines to tackle truancy’
    • ‘Last year's figures were better, with one of the lowest growths in truancy for a long time, but still showed a slight increase.’
    • ‘Going on holiday without a school's permission is tantamount to truancy, said the junior education minister.’
    • ‘Other funds are aimed at developing alternatives to exclusion from schools if pupils are involved in bullying or truancy.’
    • ‘Officials suggested some of the rise in truancy was due to headteachers getting tough, leading to more recorded cases.’
    • ‘A national crackdown on truancy has seen fast-track court action against parents of hardcore truants.’
    absenteeism, non-attendance, absence, playing truant, truanting
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