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Meaning of RENEGADE

Pronunciation:  'renu`geyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
  2. [n]  someone who rebels and becomes and outlaw
  3. [adj]  having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
  4. [v]  break with established customs

RENEGADE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: apostate, deserter, disloyal, ratter, rebel, recreant, recreant, turncoat
 See Also: defector, dissent, protest, quitter, resist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ren"e*gade\ (r?n"?-g?d), n. [Sp. renegado, LL.
renegatus, fr. renegare to deny; L. pref. re- re- + negare to
deny. See {Negation}, and cf. {Runagate}.]
One faithless to principle or party. Specifically:
(a) An apostate from Christianity or from any form of
    religious faith.

          James justly regarded these renegades as the most
          serviceable tools that he could employ. --Macaulay.
(b) One who deserts from a military or naval post; a
    deserter. --Arbuthnot.
(c) A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.