absent without leave

ab·sent with·out leave
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [adjective, preposition ab-suh nt with-out, with- leev]
    • /adjective, preposition ˈæb sənt wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- liv/
    • /ˈæbsənt wɪˈðaʊt liːv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adjective, preposition ab-suh nt with-out, with- leev]
    • /adjective, preposition ˈæb sənt wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- liv/

Definitions of absent without leave words

  • noun absent without leave absent from duty without official permission but with no intention of deserting 3
  • adjective absent without leave soldier: missing 1
  • adjective absent without leave In the armed forces, being absent from one's post without prior authorization. 0

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This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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Synonyms for absent without leave

adj absent without leave

  • french leave — Sometimes Offensive. a departure without ceremony, permission, or notice: Taking French leave, he evaded his creditors.
  • desertion — the act of deserting or abandoning or the state of being deserted or abandoned
  • hooky — unjustifiable absence from school, work, etc. (usually used in the phrase play hooky): On the first warm spring day the boys played hooky to go fishing.
  • truancy — the act or state of being truant.
  • awol — If someone in the Armed Forces goes AWOL, they leave their post without the permission of a superior officer. AWOL is an abbreviation for 'absent without leave'.

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