Word of the Day: Renegade

I. ren·e·gade: noun \ˈre-ni-ˌgād\

: a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it

: someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled

 

Full Definition of RENEGADE

1:  a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another
2:  an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior

Examples of RENEGADE

  1. renegades from the Republican Party
  2. stories about pirates and renegades on the high seas

Origin of RENEGADE

Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, from past participle of renegare to deny, from Latin re- + negare to deny — more at negate

First Known Use: 1583

Related to RENEGADE

Synonyms
apostate, defector, deserter, recreant
Antonyms
loyalist
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