Synonyms of desertion
1 abandonmentDictionary • It was a long time since she'd referred to her father's desertion of them.
abandonment • memories of her father's complete abandonment of her
dereliction • The previous owners had rescued the building from dereliction.
2 defectionDictionary • mass desertion by the electorate
defection • the defection of at least sixteen deputies
repudiation • a public repudiation of the conference decision
apostasy • a charge of apostasy
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abandonmentThe abandonment of a place, thing, or person is the act of leaving it permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.
• memories of her father's complete abandonment of her
apostasyIf someone is accused of apostasy, they are accused of abandoning their religious faith, political loyalties, or principles.
• a charge of apostasy
Thesaurus for desertion from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of deserting or abandoning or the state of being deserted or abandoned