"desertion" Definition

  1. n. The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.
  2. n. The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
  3. n. Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.

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Position in dictionary: 26364 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "desertion": 1
Words that end with "desertion": 1
Words that contain "desertion": 1
Next words in dictionary: desertless, desertlessly, desertness, desertrice, desertrix, deserve, deserved, deservedly, deservedness, deserver
Previous words in dictionary: deserting, desertful, deserter, deserted, desert, desegmentation, desecrator, desecration, desecrating, desecrater

English Dictionary Definition of desertion

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