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.
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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