Apostasy Synonyms, Apostasy Antonyms
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Apostasy Synonyms, Apostasy Antonyms

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apostate

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Synonyms for apostate

noun traitor

  • backslider
  • defector
  • deserter
  • dissenter
  • heretic
  • nonconformist
  • rat
  • recreant
  • renegade
  • turncoat

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Antonyms for apostate

  • adherent
  • faithful
  • loyalist
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defector

noun . traitor
  • apostate
  • betrayer
  • deserter
  • recreant
  • renegade
  • runagate
  • runaway
  • turncoat

deserter

noun . fugitive from responsibility
  • AWOL
  • absconder
  • apostate
  • backslider
  • betrayer
  • criminal
  • defector
  • delinquent
  • derelict
  • escapee
  • escaper
  • hookey player
  • lawbreaker
  • maroon
  • no-show
  • recreant
  • refugee
  • renegade
  • runaway
  • shirker
  • slacker
  • traitor
  • truant

disloyal

adjective . unfaithful
  • alienated
  • apostate
  • cheating
  • disaffected
  • double-crossing
  • estranged
  • faithless
  • false
  • perfidious
  • recreant
  • seditious
  • snaky
  • subversive
  • traitorous
  • treacherous
  • treasonable
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • unloyal
  • unpatriotic
  • untrue
  • untrustworthy
  • wormlike

double-crosser

noun . betrayer
  • Judas
  • apostate
  • deceiver
  • fink
  • rat
  • recreant
  • snitch
  • traitor
  • turncoat

false

adjective . dishonest, hypocritical
  • apostate
  • base
  • beguiling
  • canting
  • corrupt
  • crooked
  • deceitful
  • deceiving
  • deceptive
  • deluding
  • delusive
  • devious
  • dishonorable
  • disloyal
  • double-dealing
  • duplicitous
  • faithless
  • falsehearted
  • forsworn
  • foul
  • lying
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • mean
  • misleading
  • mythomaniac
  • perfidious
  • perjured
  • rascally
  • recreant
  • renegade
  • scoundrelly
  • traitorous
  • treacherous
  • treasonable
  • two-faced
  • underhanded
  • unfaithful
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • venal
  • villainous
  • wicked

heretic

noun . schismatic
  • apostate
  • cynic
  • pagan
  • sectarian
  • skeptic
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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., “one who forsakes his religion or faith,” from Old French apostate (Modern French apostat) and directly from Late Latin apostata, from Greek apostasia “defection, desertion, rebellion,” from apostenai “to defect,” literally “to stand off,” from apo- “away from” (see apo- ) + stenai “to stand.” Used in non-religious situations (politics, etc.) from mid-14c.

Example Sentences for apostate

And yet does not the wife of Lot appear to have been punished as an apostate?

The Gods have suspended their thunder over the head of the apostate.

An apostate from the condition of a pravajita or religious mendicant.

You ask, why do these men remain in a Church which they see to be apostate?

To such depths of servility and degradation do apostate nations fall.

In fact, he is worse than an infidel; he is an apostate Christian, or an apostate from the faith.

So there, girl, you have now the bigot from whom it comes, and the apostate to whom it goes.

Well, he was an apostate but then, you know, he meant what he was about.

He renounced Christianity and is known in history as Julian the Apostate.

They were followers of the crucified Nazarene, of the apostate Saul.

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noun defection

  • abandonment
  • dereliction
  • disaffection
  • estrangement
  • tergiversation

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change of heart

noun . altered attitude
  • 180
  • about-face
  • apostasy
  • backpedaling
  • change of mind
  • defection
  • flip-flop
  • reversal
  • second thoughts
  • turnaround
  • volte-face

defection

noun . abandonment
  • alienation
  • apostasy
  • backsliding
  • deficiency
  • dereliction
  • desertion
  • disaffection
  • disloyalty
  • disownment
  • divorce
  • estrangement
  • failing
  • failure
  • faithlessness
  • forsaking
  • lack
  • parting
  • rebellion
  • recreancy
  • rejection
  • repudiation
  • retreat
  • revolt
  • separation
  • severance
  • sundering
  • tergiversation
  • withdrawal

desertion

noun . abandonment
  • abrogation
  • absconding
  • apostasy
  • avoidance
  • backsliding
  • betrayal
  • castoff
  • defecting
  • departing
  • departure
  • derelict
  • dereliction
  • disaffection
  • disavowal
  • disavowing
  • divorce
  • elusion
  • escape
  • evasion
  • falling away
  • falseness
  • flight
  • forsaking
  • going back on
  • leaving
  • marooning
  • perfidy
  • recreancy
  • rejection
  • relinquishment
  • renunciation
  • repudiation
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • retreat
  • running out on
  • secession
  • tergiversation
  • treachery
  • truancy
  • withdrawal

disloyalty

noun . unfaithfulness
  • apostasy
  • bad faith
  • betrayal of trust
  • breach of trust
  • breaking of faith
  • deceitfulness
  • disaffection
  • double-dealing
  • faithlessness
  • falseness
  • falsity
  • inconstancy
  • infidelity
  • perfidiousness
  • perfidy
  • recreancy
  • sedition
  • seditiousness
  • subversive activity
  • treachery
  • treason
  • untrueness
  • violation

heresy

noun . unorthodox opinion, especially in religious matters
  • agnosticism
  • apostasy
  • atheism
  • blasphemy
  • defection
  • disbelief
  • dissent
  • dissidence
  • divergence
  • error
  • fallacy
  • heterodoxy
  • iconoclasm
  • impiety
  • infidelity
  • misbelief
  • nonconformism
  • nonconformity
  • paganism
  • revisionism
  • schism
  • sectarianism
  • secularism
  • sin

insurgence

noun . rebellion
  • apostasy
  • defiance
  • disobedience
  • dissent
  • heresy
  • insubordination
  • insurgency
  • insurrection
  • mutiny
  • nonconformity
  • revolt
  • revolution
  • rising
  • schism
  • sedition
  • uprising
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Word Origin & History

late 14c., “renunciation, abandonment or neglect of established religion,” from Latin apostasia, from later Greek apostasia, from apostasis “revolt, defection,” literally “a standing off” (see apostate ). General (non-religious) sense is attested from 1570s.

Example Sentences for apostasy

Also that hankering after an overt or practical effect seems to me an apostasy.

And he averted his head from her, as though from a temptation to apostasy.

Their commander purchased his life by apostasy and a treasonable oath.

Just then it was, if we mistake not, that their apostasy began.

So Peter tells us that the alternative is growth or apostasy.

Extirpated they may have been, like the Moors of Spain, but extirpation is not apostasy.

This was the only method which did not occur to me; or if it did, it was rejected with scorn, as a sign of apostasy.

The Buchananists, outraged at what they called “Douglas’s apostasy,” broke with him.

Woe betide the Latter-day Saint, who dares to dream of dissent or apostasy!

I would have no part in this apostasy, so I stood there awaiting fate.

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Synonyms for apostasyəˈpɒs tə si

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  1. apostasy, renunciation, defection(noun)

    the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

    Synonyms:
    tergiversation , desertion , renunciation , forswearing , renouncement , repudiation , defection , abandonment , forgoing

  2. apostasy, tergiversation(noun)

    the act of abandoning a party for cause

    Synonyms:
    equivocation , renunciation , defection , tergiversation

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  1. apostasy(noun)

    Synonyms:
    disaffection , estrangement , conversion , defection , backsliding , deconversion

  2. apostasy(noun)

    The renunciation of a belief or set of beliefs.

    Synonyms:
    deconversion , disaffection , backsliding , estrangement , defection , conversion

  3. apostasy(noun)

    Specifically, the renunciation of one’s religion or faith.

    Synonyms:
    backsliding , conversion , defection , deconversion , estrangement , disaffection

Editors Contribution (0.00 / 0 votes)Rate these synonyms:

  1. heresy

    the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 15, 2014

Dictionary of English Synonymes(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate these synonyms:

  1. apostasy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defection , desertion , backsliding , dereliction , fall

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#2934 conversion
#22574 abandonment
#53310 repudiation
#57693 renunciation
#62094 apostasy
#62786 defection
#66580 desertion
#89530 estrangement
#98134 disaffection
#100640 forgoing
#114563 backsliding
#131578 equivocation

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  • ردة, اِرْتِداد Arabic
  • отстъпничество Bulgarian
  • odpadlictví Czech
  • Abtrünnigkeit German
  • αποστασία Greek
  • apostasía Spanish
  • ارتداد Persian
  • luopumus Finnish
  • apostasie French
  • àicheadh-chreidimh Scottish Gaelic
  • kemurtadan, murtad Indonesian
  • apostasia Italian
  • 背信 Japanese
  • 배교 Korean
  • apostasia Latin
  • afvalligheid Dutch
  • odszczepieństwo, odstępstwo, apostazja Polish
  • apostasia Portuguese
  • apostazie Romanian
  • отступничество Russian
  • apostasi, avfall Swedish
  • 叛教 Chinese

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