Apostate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɑːsteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word apostate
Brit.  |ˈapəsteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word apostate

noun

- a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. (syn: deserter, ratter, recreant, renegade, turncoat)

adjective

- not faithful to religion or party or cause

Examples

...an apostate from communism, he later became one of its harshest critics...

...became an apostate to liberalism after he had gotten wealthy...

Word forms

noun
singular: apostate
plural: apostates
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