Synonyms of desertion in English:

desertion


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noun

1‘he petitioned for divorce on the grounds of his wife's desertion’

SYNONYMS
abandonment, leaving, forsaking
betrayal, neglect, shunning
stranding, jilting
relinquishment, renunciation

2‘the desertion of the president's closest colleagues’

SYNONYMS
defection, reneging, betrayal
renunciation, repudiation, forswearing, relinquishment, abjuration
apostasy

3‘soldiers were executed for desertion’

SYNONYMS
absconding, running away, decamping, flight, fleeing, flying, bolting, turning tail, truancy, going absent without leave, taking French leave, departure, escape, dereliction
defection, treason, betrayal, cowardice
informal going AWOL