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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.

ChatGPT

  1. treacherous

    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.

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. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Even with all its positive attributes, capitalism in its imperialistic form is the most treacherous system mankind ever devised. It is driven by a selfishness that has an almost religious underlining to it.”

  2. Janet Morris:

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

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    We cannot simply allow the treacherous few determine the fates of themany. At such times, the virtuous should be held to equalaccountability of the vile for their inactions

  4. Aaron Hill:

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

  5. Jack Marchbanks:

    So it's very treacherous out there.

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