Synonyms for truancy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : troo-uh n-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtru ən si

Définition of truancy

Origin :
  • 1784, from truant + -cy.
  • noun unexcused absence
Example sentences :
  • She was accused of truancy; she admitted it, even confessed her rendezvous in the Park.
  • Extract from : « The Cricket » by Marjorie Cooke
  • Your truancy has been grievous to your friends, no less than to yourself.
  • Extract from : « The Fair God » by Lew Wallace
  • Now I differ with him, and I even mean to win this day by such a piece of truancy.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Iskander » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • They treated us as truants only, and as if they quite understood our truancy.
  • Extract from : « Herland » by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
  • I have my own idea of how this truancy question is going to be solved.
  • Extract from : « A Ten Year War » by Jacob A. Riis
  • The thought of my truancy was no balm to my conscience just then.
  • Extract from : « The House of a Thousand Candles » by Meredith Nicholson
  • Truancy is not uncommon in colored neighborhoods, though few cases come before the courts.
  • Extract from : « Half a Man » by Mary White Ovington
  • The thought of Persis came to him now with the charm of all three—honey, truancy to duty, and danger.
  • Extract from : « What Will People Say? » by Rupert Hughes
  • To lunch he would not come, nor to tea, but he would be in for dinner, and so his day's truancy would be over.
  • Extract from : « The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories » by E. M. Forster
  • She recognized him by his voice, and turned from a French prince to rebuke him for his truancy, with gay raillery and much anger.
  • Extract from : « Under Two Flags » by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

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