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Definitions for TREACHEROUS
ˈtrɛtʃ ər əstreach·er·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treacherous, unreliableadjective

    dangerously unstable and unpredictable

    "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"

  2. punic, perfidious, treacherousadjective

    tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

    "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"


  1. treacherousadjective

    Exhibiting treachery.

  2. treacherousadjective

    Deceitful; inclined to betray.

  3. treacherousadjective

    Unreliable; dangerous.

    a treacherous mountain trail

  4. Etymology: From treacher

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Treacherousadjective

    Faithless; perfidious; guilty of deserting or betraying.

    Etymology: from treachery.

    He bad the lion to be remitted
    Unto his seat, and those same treacherous vile
    Be punish’d for their presumptuous guile. Hubberd’s Tale.

    Desire in rapture gaz’d awhile,
    And saw the treach’rous goddess smile. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treacherousadjective

    like a traitor; involving treachery; violating allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign; perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TREACHEROUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TREACHEROUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of TREACHEROUS in a Sentence

  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    If somebody thought that after committing a treacherous war crime -- the killing of our people -- it would be possible to get away with mere restrictions on the trade of tomatoes, or some other restrictions ... then they are grossly mistaken, we shall remind them many times about what they've done, and they will regret what they've done for a long time.

  2. Illinois The National Weather Service:

    The storm system will gradually pull away by Tuesday, but flooding and treacherous travel could (linger) into midweek.

  3. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Even with all its positive attributes, capitalism in its imperialistic form is the most treacherous system mankind ever devised. It is driven by a selfishness that has an almost religious underlining to it.”

  4. Robert Mugabe:

    Any agitation or activism outside this very constructive process in the manner of this purported communique would therefore be misguided, treacherous and outright counterproductive.

  5. The Weather Service:

    Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable, have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water and flashlights if you must travel.

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