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TRUANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does truant mean? 

TRUANT (noun)
  The noun TRUANT has 2 senses:

1. one who is absent from school without permission
2. someone who shirks duty

  Familiarity information: TRUANT used as a noun is rare.


TRUANT (adjective)
  The adjective TRUANT has 1 sense:

1. absent without permission

  Familiarity information: TRUANT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRUANT (noun)


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Meaning:

One who is absent from school without permission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

hooky player; truant

Hypernyms ("truant" is a kind of...):

absentee (one that is absent or not in residence)


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Meaning:

Someone who shirks duty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

nonattender; no-show; truant

Hypernyms ("truant" is a kind of...):

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)


TRUANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Absent without permission

Synonyms:

awol; truant

Context examples:

truant schoolboys / the soldier was AWOL for almost a week

Similar:

absent (not in a specified place physically or mentally)


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