Definition of Treachery

1. Noun. Betrayal of a trust.

Exact synonyms: Perfidiousness, Perfidy
Generic synonyms: Disloyalty
Specialized synonyms: Insidiousness
Derivative terms: Perfidious, Perfidious, Treacherous



2. Noun. An act of deliberate betrayal.
Exact synonyms: Betrayal, Perfidy, Treason
Generic synonyms: Dishonesty, Knavery
Specialized synonyms: Double Cross, Double-crossing, Sellout
Derivative terms: Betray, Perfidious, Treacherous, Treasonist

Definition of Treachery

1. n. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason.

Definition of Treachery

1. Noun. Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith. ¹

2. Noun. The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain. ¹

3. Noun. Treason. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Treachery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Treachery

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Literary usage of Treachery

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"—treachery ! — A baron's lands ! ' — His frantic mood 50 To him that will avenge the deed ! ... fly — pursue 1 The priest his treachery shall rue ! ..."

2. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"Therefore, though he accepted their offers, he provided against treachery, sent his baggage and cavalry in advance, and covered the march with his infantry. ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... and though they were in the dark upon whom in particular to fix the intended treachery, yet did they think it conducing to the ..."

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