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A person in exile
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  1. A person in exile
  2. One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
  3. The condition or period of being forced to live away from one's native country or home, especially as a punishment.
An expatriated person
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  1. An expatriated person
  2. One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
  3. A person who lives outside his or her native country or country of citizenship
A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
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  1. A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
  2. A person who flees or has fled from danger, justice, etc.
  3. A person who flees, especially from a legal process, persecution, or danger.
A person who emigrates
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  1. A person who emigrates
  2. Someone who leaves a country to settle in a new country.
  3. One that emigrates.
A person from another country, thought of as an outsider; alien
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  1. A person from another country, thought of as an outsider; alien
  2. A private job run by an employee at a trade factory rather than going through the business.
  3. One who is from a foreign country or place.
One who is subject to expulsion.
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A person evacuated from an area of danger
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  1. A person evacuated from an area of danger
  2. A person who has been evacuated, especially a civilian evacuated from a dangerous place in time of war
A shipwrecked person
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  1. A shipwrecked person
  2. (Nautical) A shipwrecked sailor.
  3. A discarded person or thing.
Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.
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  1. Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.
  2. (Law) Abandoned property, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
  3. A destitute person, without a home or regular job and rejected by society
A deserted or abandoned child of unknown parentage.
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  1. A deserted or abandoned child of unknown parentage.
  2. An infant of unknown parents that has been found abandoned
  3. An abandoned child, left by its parent(s), often a baby left at a convent or similar safe place.
Any person despised or rejected by others; outcast
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  1. Any person despised or rejected by others; outcast
  2. A person who is rejected (from society or home).
  3. A member of one of the lowest social castes in India
A fierce or uncontrollable horse or other animal
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  1. A fierce or uncontrollable horse or other animal
  2. A habitual or notorious criminal who is a fugitive from the law
  3. (Historical) A person declared by a court of law to be deprived of legal rights and protection, generally for the commission of some crime: the killing of such a person was not a legal offense
An outcast
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  1. An outcast
  2. In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.
  3. (Person, proper) The son of Abraham and Hagar: he and his mother were made outcasts: Gen. 21:9-21
One who is given to wasteful luxury or extravagance.
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  1. One who is given to wasteful luxury or extravagance.
  2. A person who returns after a willful absence
One who has been driven from one's homeland or place of residence by war, internal upheaval, or natural disaster.
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  1. One who has been driven from one's homeland or place of residence by war, internal upheaval, or natural disaster.
  2. A person forced from his or her country, esp. as a result of war, and left homeless elsewhere
A foreign-born resident in a country who has not become a naturalized citizen
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  1. A foreign-born resident in a country who has not become a naturalized citizen
  2. One who is not a citizen, national, or subject of a particular country.
  3. (Ecology) An organism, especially a plant or animal, that occurs in or is naturalized in a region to which it is not native.
A person or thing cast out or rejected, as by society
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  1. A person or thing cast out or rejected, as by society
  2. One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah. [from 14th c.]
A person who abandons a party, movement, etc. and goes over to the other side; traitor; turncoat
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  1. A person who abandons a party, movement, etc. and goes over to the other side; traitor; turncoat
  2. One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
  3. A fugitive from the law; outlaw
Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
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  1. Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
  2. A person who has escaped, esp. from confinement
  3. One that has escaped, especially an escaped prisoner.
A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
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  1. A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
  2. A person who flees, especially from a legal process, persecution, or danger.
  3. A person who flees or has fled from danger, justice, etc.
A minor who has fled his or her home or family
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  1. A minor who has fled his or her home or family
  2. The act of running away
  3. A fugitive or deserter
Find another word for refugee. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for refugee, like: exile, expatriate, fugitive, emigrant, émigré, foreigner, political refugee, expellee, evacuee, defector and castaway.