Definitions for treacherous
ˈtrɛtʃ ər əstreach·er·ous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word treacherous.
dangerously unstable and unpredictable
"treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"
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"
Deceitful; inclined to betray.
a treacherous mountain trail
Etymology: From treacher
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Treacherous is an adjective that describes something or someone as dangerous, deceptive, or likely to betray trust or loyalty. It refers to situations, actions, or individuals that present hidden risks, dishonesty, or disloyalty, making them potentially harmful or untrustworthy.
like a traitor; involving treachery; violating allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign; perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless
The numerical value of treacherous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of treacherous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable, have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water and flashlights if you must travel.
Oh, treacherous night thou lendest thy ready veil to every treason, and teeming mischief's beneath thy shade.
The seas of Antarctica are treacherous and unforgiving, this incident is a sobering reminder of the importance of the U.S. icebreaker fleet as we see increased human activity in the polar regions.
The treacherous are ever distrustful.
An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.
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- verräterisch, tückischGerman
- δόλιος, ύπουλος, επίβουλος, προδοτικόςGreek
- خیانت امیزPersian
- ненадёжный, непро́чный, преда́тельский, кова́рный, вероло́мныйRussian
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