Synonyms of turncoat
traitorDictionary • His one-time admirers now accused him of being a turncoat.
traitor • Some say he's a traitor to the working class.
renegade • He was a renegade - a traitor.
defector • Turkey granted asylum to defectors from Communist countries.
deserter • He was a deserter from the army.
apostate • He was an early apostate, leaving the party last year.
backslider • I've never heard of him punishing a backslider.
rat (informal) • He was known as `The Rat', even before the bribes had come to light.
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apostateAn apostate is someone who has abandoned their religious faith, political loyalties, or principles.
• He was an early apostate, leaving the party last year.
• I've never heard of him punishing a backslider.
defectorA defector is someone who leaves their country, political party, or other group, and joins an opposing country, party, or group.
• Turkey granted asylum to defectors from Communist countries.
Thesaurus for turncoat from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person who deserts one cause or party for the opposite faction; renegade