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truant

noun

1 truant

One who is absent from school without permission.

synonym: hooky player.

Roget 187: absence; inexistence etc. 2; nonresidence, absenteeism; nonattendance, alibi.    emptiness etc. adj.; void, vacuum; ... show more

Roget 941: knave, rogue; Scapin, rascal; Lazarillo de Tormes; bad man etc. 949; blackguard etc. 949; barrater, barrator; ... show more

Roget 623: abstention, abstinence; for bearance; refraining etc. v.; inaction etc. 681; neutrality.    avoidance, evasion, elusion; seclusion ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: spijbelaar
Polish: wagarowicz



2 truant

Someone who shirks duty.

synonyms: no-show, nonattender.

Dutch: spijbelaar

adjective

1 truant

Absent without permission:
— Truant schoolboys.

synonym: awol.


Moby thesaurus: AWOL, Bowery bum, absent, absent without leave, absentee, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, blighter, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, clock watcher, delinquent, derelict, devil, dodger, drifter, drunkard ... show more.

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