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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"

Wiktionary

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The women are always more treacherous than the men because even the main reason behind a cheating man is also often a woman only.

  3. Julie Linton:

    What we know about the social determinants of health that can impact through someone's lifespan is that children are best able to achieve their dreams and survive trauma when they have access to safety and support and have a loving adult in their life that can shepherd them through childhood, these families are undergoing this treacherous journey feeling that they have no choice but to seek safety for their families elsewhere.

  4. Aaron Hill:

    Oh, treacherous night thou lendest thy ready veil to every treason, and teeming mischief's beneath thy shade.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    He who did for the first time to go down on own knees to please a woman might be one of the most lecherous and treacherous persons of that time.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. transparent
    • B. sought
    • C. witless
    • D. noninvasive

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