apostate


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a·pos·tate

 (ə-pŏs′tāt′, -tĭt)
n.
One who has abandoned one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin apostata, from Greek apostatēs, from aphistanai, to revolt; see apostasy.]

a·pos′tate′ adj.

apostate

(əˈpɒsteɪt; -tɪt)
n
a person who abandons his religion, party, cause, etc
adj
guilty of apostasy
apostatical, apostatic adj

a•pos•tate

(əˈpɒs teɪt, -tɪt)

n.
1. a person who commits apostasy.
adj.
2. of or characterized by apostasy.
[1300–50; < Late Latin apostata < Greek apostátēs (see apostasy)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apostate - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.apostate - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
Adj.1.apostate - not faithful to religion or party or cause
unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"

apostate

noun
1. deserter, traitor, renegade, defector, heretic, turncoat, backslider, recreant (archaic) He was an early apostate, leaving the party last year.
adjective
1. disloyal, false, untrue, treacherous, unfaithful, heretical, faithless, backsliding, perfidious, traitorous, recreant the writings of apostate reformers like Luther

apostate

noun
A person who has defected:
Informal: rat.
Translations
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apostate

[əˈpɒstɪt] Napóstata mf

apostate

[əˈpɒsteɪt] (formal) n (= renegade, defector) → apostat(e) m/f

apostate

nRenegat(in) m(f), → Abtrünnige(r) mf; (Rel also) → Apostat m; he’s an apostate from the partyer ist ein Parteirenegat

apostate

[əˈpɒsteɪt] n (frm) → apostata m/f
References in classic literature ?
Ha-ha--I'm awfully glad you have made an apostate of me all the same
Thus, beginning with the fifteenth century, where our story finds us, Paris had already outgrown the three concentric circles of walls which, from the time of Julian the Apostate, existed, so to speak, in germ in the Grand-Châtelet and the Petit-Châtelet.
At the head of the Pont aux Changeurs, behind which one beheld the Seine foaming beneath the wheels of the Pont aux Meuniers, there was the Chalelet, no longer a Roman tower, as under Julian the Apostate, but a feudal tower of the thirteenth century, and of a stone so hard that the pickaxe could not break away so much as the thickness of the fist in a space of three hours; there was the rich square bell tower of Saint- Jacques de la Boucherie, with its angles all frothing with carvings, already admirable, although it was not finished in the fifteenth century.
So spake th' Apostate Angel, though in pain, Vaunting aloud, but rackt with deep despare: And him thus answer'd soon his bold Compeer.
If you will interpret the word INTOLERANCE as FIRMNESS OF PRINCIPLE, if you do not wish to condemn in the catholic soul of the Abbe de Sponde the stoicism which Walter Scott has made you admire in the puritan soul of Jeanie Deans' father; if you are willing to recognize in the Roman Church the Potius mori quam foedari that you admire in republican tenets,--you will understand the sorrow of the Abbe de Sponde when he saw in his niece's salon the apostate priest, the renegade, the pervert, the heretic, that enemy of the Church, the guilty taker of the Constitutional oath.
We have again become pious"--so do those apostates confess; and some of them are still too pusillanimous thus to confess.
There may be some hot-headed Papists led by their priests to engage in this desperate cause, and think it a holy war; but that Protestants, that are members of the Church of England, should be such apostates, such
He dwelt within the invincible wisdom of silence; he was protected by an indestructible faith that would last forever, that would withstand unshaken all the assaults--the loud execrations of apostates, and the secret weariness of its confessors
Every apostate deserves to be slaughtered, especially the men of the Syrian regime and anyone who stands with them," he told the court.
Apostate Englishman: Grey Owl the Writer and the Myths
Khartoum, June 3 (SUNA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that none of Sudan embassies in the European countries has received a threat or a hint that it will be closed down on the background of the case of the apostate Sudanese woman.
Al Qaeda documents have disclosed that both Osama bin Laden and the current Al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, primarily emphasized guerrilla campaigns to overthrow apostate governments in the Middle East.