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’.

Meaning: 

  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

Sentences: 

  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!

Synonyms:

apostate, defector, deserter, recreant, militant. 

Rhymes: celebrate, dedicate, delegate, demonstrate

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