What does betrayal mean?

Definitions for betrayal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word betrayal.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    an act of deliberate betrayal

  2. betrayal(noun)

    the quality of aiding an enemy


  1. betrayal(Noun)

    the act of betraying

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betrayal(noun)

    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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Griffin:

    It's hard to describe that kind of betrayal.

  2. Bonnie Dumanis:

    It was a complete betrayal of a system of justice and fairness.

  3. Tennessee Williams:

    We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

  4. The Omani Shed:

    It takes years to build a trust, and it takes one betrayal to destroy that trust.

  5. Lee Rowland:

    These bills aren't just unconstitutional, they're also a betrayal of American values.

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