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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidynoun

    an act of deliberate betrayal

  2. betrayalnoun

    the quality of aiding an enemy

Wiktionary

  1. betrayalnoun

    the act of betraying

Wikipedia

  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, also used in other fiction like films and TV series, and is often associated with or used as a plot twist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betrayalnoun

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of betrayal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of betrayal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of betrayal in a Sentence

  1. Michael Leigh:

    What Erdogan wants is a constitutional power change ... so he will present it at the right moment as a European betrayal and call a vote to get more powers.

  2. Pope Francis:

    None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence and left scarred, this open wound challenges us to be firm and decisive in the pursuit of truth and justice. I beg forgiveness for these sins and for the scandal and betrayal felt by so many others in God’s family.

  3. Mrs Messmer:

    ‘I assure you that I will do my best to tell everyone who I speak to about the play how Fritz really was. Do you actually believe that an idiot could ever become a doctor or a dentist? I don’t. Have you ever thought about why Fritz became a complainer during the hiding period? Until the betrayal, you and the van Pels family were all together and could share your burden. Fritz was a stranger among you. Certainly you must have known how much he worried about his wife. He was all alone.’

  4. Lauren Underwood:

    The idea of our president could have committed a betrayal of his office in this way... it is outrageous, it is so bad and it is disgusting.

  5. Evan McMullin:

    For you to talk about the importance of the Electoral College I think is rich, i think you knew how important it was when you sought to urge the White House that had lost an election to find fake electors to overturn the will of the people. Sen. Lee, that was the most egregious betrayal of our nation’s Constitution in its history by a U.S. senator, and I believe that it will be your legacy.

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