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Definitions for treacherous
ˈtrɛtʃ ər əstreach·er·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treacherous, unreliable(adj)

    dangerously unstable and unpredictable

    "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"

  2. punic, perfidious, treacherous(adj)

    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. treacherous(Adjective)

    Exhibiting treachery.

    Etymology: From treacher

  2. treacherous(Adjective)

    Deceitful; inclined to betray.

    Etymology: From treacher

  3. treacherous(Adjective)

    Unreliable; dangerous.

    a treacherous mountain trail

    Etymology: From treacher

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treacherous(adj)

    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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How to say treacherous in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    If somebody thought that after committing a treacherous war crime -- the killing of our people -- it would be possible to get away with mere restrictions on the trade of tomatoes, or some other restrictions ... then they are grossly mistaken, we shall remind them many times about what they've done, and they will regret what they've done for a long time.

  3. Sayyid Sistani:

    Don't be extreme... don't be treacherous. Don't kill an old man, nor a boy, nor a woman. Don't cut a tree unless Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai have to.

  4. 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.

  5. Cal Fire:

    Firefighting personnel continue to aggressively work in treacherous terrain, providing structure defense and improving containment lines. All road closures will remain closed. The terrain is brush covered, rugged and steep, with difficult access.

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