Synonyms of 'desertion'
It was a long time since she'd referred to her father's desertion of them.
mass desertion by the electorate
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The 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
If 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