Does renegade have a negative connotation?
It might sound kind of cool to be a renegade, like some rogue action hero. But in general, renegade actions are frowned, not smiled, upon. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
What is an example of a renegade?
The definition of renegade is disloyal or relates to leaving one group and joining another. An example of renegade people are those who leave one political movement and join the opposing movement. To become a deserter or an outlaw.
Where does the word renegade come from?
1580s, “an apostate from a religious faith,” probably (with change of suffix) from Spanish renegado (also the form of the English word in Hakluyt, etc.), originally “a Christian turned Muslim,” from Medieval Latin renegatus, noun use of past participle of renegare “deny” (see renege).