What does treachery mean?

Definitions for treachery
ˈtrɛtʃ ə ritreach·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfidy, perfidiousness, treacherynoun

    betrayal of a trust

  2. treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidynoun

    an act of deliberate betrayal


  1. treacherynoun

    Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.

  2. treacherynoun

    The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.

  3. treacherynoun


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TREACHERYnoun

    Perfidy; breach of faith.

    Etymology: tricherie, French.


  1. Treachery

    Treachery is the betrayal or violation of trust.


  1. treachery

    Treachery refers to the act of betrayal, deceit, or disloyalty, especially when a person intentionally goes against their commitments, promises, or obligations. It is often associated with actions that are harmful or damaging to others, particularly those who have been subject to trust, faith or confidence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treacherynoun

    violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Treachery

    trech′ėr-i, n. faithlessness.—ns. Treach′er, Treach′etour, Treach′our (obs.), a traitor.—adj. Treach′erous, full of treachery: faithless.—adv. Treach′erously.—n. Treach′erousness. [O. Fr. tricherietricher—Teut., Mid. High Ger. trechen, to draw. Trick is a doublet.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treachery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treachery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of treachery in a Sentence

  1. Tom Watson:

    Old age and treachery, i played the golf course enough times to know where I'm supposed to hit it and where I'm not supposed to hit.

  2. Emilie Fe delos Santos:

    We filed a murder case, it's a capital offense so there will be no bail. There was aggravated treachery, abuse of superior strength and cruelty.

  3. Publilius Syrus:

    Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.

  4. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi:

    I was and still am a redemption project for Iraq and the people of Iraq. The missiles of treachery will not discourage the believers and will shake a hair of the stability and determination of our heroic security forces to preserve people's security, achieve justice and set the law in place.

  5. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals nay it is treachery to comrades.

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