Word Of The Week: Renegade

Renegade: Noun, Adjective

IPA Pronunciation: \ˈre-ni-ˌgād\

Origin: late 15th century: from Spanish renegado, from medieval Latin renegatus ‘renounced’, past participle (used as a noun) of renegare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin negare ‘deny’.


  1. a person who abandons religion; an apostate.
  2. A person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles
  3. having treacherously changed allegiance.
  4. someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled


  1. You renegade, you seem to forget that you are a priest.
  2. He didn’t want a band of renegades looking to make trouble near his family.
  3. Between there and the mainland were only a few scattered fishermen, renegades, loners and eccentrics.
  4. Such tricks as yours may be expected from a renegade!


apostate, defector, deserter, recreant, militant. 

Rhymes: celebrate, dedicate, delegate, demonstrate


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