What does betrayal mean?

Definitions for betrayal
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Princeton's WordNet

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

    an act of deliberate betrayal

  2. betrayal(noun)

    the quality of aiding an enemy

Wiktionary

  1. betrayal(Noun)

    the act of betraying

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betrayal(noun)

    the act or the result of betraying

Freebase

  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. Jessica Tarlov:

    I believe Bruce Springsteen was thinking of, as many of us have, immigration policies that this administration has enacted and the betrayal of what it says on the Statue of Liberty, so I think that would have perhaps been a better way to go about this. But also, Bruce Springsteen is not a political pundit, right? Hes talking from his heart.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We don't get worked up simply because someone lied to us, but mainly because we can no longer trust that person or anyone else after the bitter experience. It's the matter of a betrayal of trust and a violation of innocence that's absolutely irreparable.

  3. Sunny Frothingham:

    Appalachian voters trusted President Trump to understand their needs and create good jobs – 95 percent of the counties covered by the Appalachian Regional Commission voted for him in 2016, cutting the ARC is an outright betrayal of Appalachian communities and would leave them without the funds to implement critical workforce, education and infrastructure projects.

  4. Maria Cristina Garcia:

    In turn, those who lived through the most traumatic years of the Cuban revolution are understandably more angry about the new developments. The passage of time has not healed all wounds and memories, i think any person who has experienced trauma can understand why this older generation view the announcement as a type of betrayal.

  5. Jerry Brown:

    For Trump to now destroy a law first enacted at the request of Ronald Reagan five decades ago is a betrayal and an assault on the health of Americans everywhere, california will fight this stupidity in every conceivable way possible.

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