What does treacherous mean?

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.

  2. treacherous(Adjective)

    Deceitful; inclined to betray.

  3. treacherous(Adjective)

    Unreliable; dangerous.

    a treacherous mountain trail

  4. Origin: 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. J. R. R. Tolkien, Gandalf on Saruman, The Two Towers:

    The treacherous are ever distrustful.

  2. Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God":

    An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.

  3. Hussein Abdallah:

    A white wolf is like a black wolf, each is a treacherous hunter.

  4. Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe:

    The terrain can be treacherous, it can be very demanding and trying.

  5. Andreas Krueger:

    They're moving into something that could be potentially very treacherous.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غادرArabic
  • zrádnýCzech
  • verräterisch, tückischGerman
  • δόλιος, επίβουλος, προδοτικός, ύπουλοςGreek
  • traicioneroSpanish
  • خیانت امیزPersian
  • petollinenFinnish
  • traîtreFrench
  • fabhtachIrish
  • בּוֹגדָנִיHebrew
  • მოღალატურიGeorgian
  • verraderlijkDutch
  • кова́рный, вероло́мный, ненадёжный, преда́тельский, непро́чныйRussian
  • зрадницькийUkrainian

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