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truancy

Syllabification: tru·an·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈtro͞oənsē
 
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Definition of truancy in English:

noun

The action of staying away from school without good reason; absenteeism: he had a history of truancy and expulsion from school
More example sentences
  • Last year's figures were better, with one of the lowest growths in truancy for a long time, but still showed a slight increase.
  • Going on holiday without a school's permission is tantamount to truancy, said the junior education minister.
  • Other funds are aimed at developing alternatives to exclusion from schools if pupils are involved in bullying or truancy.
Synonyms
absenteeism, nonattendance, playing truant, truanting
informal playing hooky, skipping, booking out, disappearing act

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