Definitions for treacheryˈtrɛtʃ ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

treach•er•yˈtrɛtʃ ə ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.

  1. violation of faith; betrayal of trust.

  2. an act of perfidy, faithlessness, or treason.

Origin of treachery:

1175–1225; ME trecherie < OF, =trech(ier) to deceive +-erie -ery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfidy, perfidiousness, treachery(noun)

    betrayal of a trust

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

    an act of deliberate betrayal


  1. treachery(Noun)

    Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.

  2. treachery(Noun)

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

  3. treachery(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Treachery(noun)

    violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason

Translations for treachery

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an act of) betraying someone; disloyalty

His treachery led to the capture and imprisonment of his friend.

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