truant
I adjective absent, apathetic, dilatory, errant, flown, fugitive, idle, inattentive, indifferent, indolent, laggard, lazy, loitering, missing, neglectful, nonattendant, remiss, shiftless, shirking, slack, slothful, straying, unconcerned, unemployed, unpersevering, wandering II index disobedient

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


truant
n.
A student who refuses to attend school.

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  • truant — [tro͞o′ənt] n. [ME < OFr, beggar, vagabond < Celt, as in Ir trōgán, dim. of truag, wretched] 1. Obs. a lazy, idle person 2. a pupil who stays away from school without permission 3. a person who neglects his or her work or duties adj. 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Truant — Tru ant, n. [F. truand, OF. truant, a vagrant, beggar; of Celtic origin; cf. W. tru, truan, wretched, miserable, truan a wretch, Ir. trogha miserable, Gael. truaghan a poor, distressed, or wretched creature, truagh wretched.] One who stays away… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truant — Tru ant, a. Wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking duty; as, a truant boy. [1913 Webster] While truant Jove, in infant pride, Played barefoot on Olympus side. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truant — (n.) early 13c., beggar, vagabond, from O.Fr. truant beggar, rogue (12c.), from Gaulish *trougant (Cf. Breton *truan, later truant vagabond, Welsh truan wretch, Gaelic truaghan wretched ). Cf. Sp. truhan buffoon, from same source. Meaning one who …   Etymology dictionary

  • Truant — Tru ant, v. i. [Cf. F. truander.] To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant. Shak. [1913 Webster] By this means they lost their time and truanted on the fundamental grounds of saving knowledge. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truant — [adj] absent absent without leave, astray, away, AWOL*, cutting class*, gone, hooky*, missing, no show*, not present, playing hooky*, skipping school*; concept 583 truant [n] absentee delinquent, deserter, draft dodger, hooky player, malingerer,… …   New thesaurus

  • truant — ► NOUN ▪ a pupil who stays away from school without permission or explanation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wandering; straying. ► VERB (also play truant) ▪ (of a pupil) stay away from school without permission or explanation. DERIVATIVES truancy noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Truant — Tru ant, v. t. To idle away; to waste. [R.] [1913 Webster] I dare not be the author Of truanting the time. Ford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truant — On rencontre ce nom essentiellement dans le Nord Pas de Calais. Il correspond au mot truand, mais avec un sens différent. Au XIIe siècle le truand était en effet un mendiant …   Noms de famille

  • truant — n *vagabond, vagrant, tramp, hobo, bum …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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