What does treacherous mean?

Definitions for treacherousˈtrɛtʃ ər əs

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

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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. Andreas Krueger:

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

  5. Janet Morris:

    You three have done quite enough today: all of you and your feckless, treacherous god.

Images & Illustrations of treacherous

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Translations for treacherous

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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