What does betrayal mean?

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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


  1. betrayalnoun

    the act of betraying

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betrayalnoun

    the act or the result of betraying


  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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  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. Vanessa Bryant:

    Even after that betrayal, I was willing to provide my mother with monthly support for the rest of her life, and that wasn’t good enough, she, instead, contacted me through intermediaries ?contrary to what she claims, my phone number hasn’t changed ?and demanded $5 million, a house and a Mercedes SUV.

  3. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Expose human ties for what they really are and you are most likely to find the worst forms of betrayal staring back at you.”

  4. Eric Schmitt:

    The betrayal of trust and of innocence is devastating and in many instances incomprehensible.

  5. Kathryn Sermak:

    It was a huge betrayal, miss D never got over it. Never. You don’t just get over something like that… But that doesn’t mean you stop loving the person. It was so horrible… Even with all of that, Miss D said, ‘She’s still my daughter.’ But it broke her heart forever. You don’t get over that.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. fluster
    • B. caddie
    • C. descant
    • D. abet

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