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ˈrɛn ɪˌgeɪdrene·gade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. renegadenoun

    someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw

  2. deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratteradjective

    a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

  3. recreant, renegadeverb

    having deserted a cause or principle

    "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"

  4. rebel, renegadeverb

    break with established customs


  1. renegadenoun

    An outlaw or rebel.

  2. renegadenoun

    A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause, religion, political party, friend, etc.

  3. Etymology: From renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, perfect participle of renego. See also renege.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Renegade, Renegadonoun

    Etymology: renegado, Spanish; renegat, Fr.

    There lived a French renegado in the same place, where the Castilian and his wife were kept prisoners. Addison.

    Some straggling soldiers might prove renegadoes, but they would not revolt in troops. Decay of Piety.

    If the Roman government subsisted now, they would have had renegade seamen and shipwrights enough. Arbuthnot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renegadenoun

    one faithless to principle or party

  2. Renegadenoun

    an apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith

  3. Renegadenoun

    one who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter

  4. Renegadenoun

    a common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow

  5. Etymology: [Sp. renegado, LL. renegatus, fr. renegare to deny; L. pref. re- re- + negare to deny. See Negation, and cf. Runagate.]


  1. Renegade

    Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell. Executive Producers included Cannell, Stu Segall, Bill Nuss and Richard C. Okie. The series stars Lorenzo Lamas as Reno Raines, a police officer who is framed for a murder he had not committed. Raines goes on the run and joins forces with Native American bounty hunter Bobby Sixkiller, played by Branscombe Richmond. Stephen J. Cannell also had a recurring role as the main villain, crooked police officer Donald 'Dutch' Dixon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renegade

    ren′ē-gād, n. one faithless to principle or party: an apostate: a deserter—also Renegā′do.—n. Ren′egate, a renegade.—adj. apostate, traitorous.—n. Renegā′tion.—v.t. and v.i. Renēge′ (Shak.), to deny, disown: to revoke at cards—also Renig′ (U.S.).—n. Renē′ger (obs.). [Sp.,—Low L. renegatus—L. re-, inten., negāre, -ātum, to deny.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. renegade

    One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renegade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renegade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of renegade in a Sentence

  1. Steve Cortes:

    Instead of worrying about protecting the children of Chicago, he’s worried about protecting known criminal illegal immigrants – that’s a renegade action.

  2. Sergio Marchionne:

    We refuse to invest in unprofitable ventures, if you look at the relevance of SUVs and CUVs in the European market... that dynamic has completely changed. It's created the possibility to launch the 500X and the Jeep Renegade in this market and open production on the European side.

  3. Charles Peguy:

    The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.

  4. Scot Schmidt:

    Greg was a young renegade filmmaker and I wasn't paying him much attention because his films were pretty out there, then he said we're making a' rockumentary,' we've got a budget and we're spending the winter in Chamonix. That was very interesting.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We cannot permit a renegade and out of control prosecutor to use this investigation as a means of advancing her political career.

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    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    • A. integrity
    • B. accident
    • C. bias
    • D. humility

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