Definitions for betrayal

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  1. treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy(noun)

    an act of deliberate betrayal

  2. betrayal(noun)

    the quality of aiding an enemy

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. betrayal(Noun)

    the act of betraying

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Betrayal(noun)

    the act or the result of betraying

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  1. Betrayal

    Betrayal is the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations. Often betrayal is the act of supporting a rival group, or it is a complete break from previously decided upon or presumed norms by one party from the others. Someone who betrays others is commonly called a traitor or betrayer. Betrayal is also a commonly used literary element and is often associated with or used as a plot twist.


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