What does treachery mean?

Definitions for treacheryˈtrɛtʃ ə ri

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfidy, perfidiousness, treachery(noun)

    betrayal of a trust

  2. treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy(noun)

    an act of deliberate betrayal


  1. treachery(Noun)

    Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.

  2. treachery(Noun)

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

  3. treachery(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Treachery(noun)

    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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joan Of Arc:

    I fear nothing but treachery.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

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


    I'm yet to see a woman who has confessed to a treachery for breaking a man's heart!

  4. 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.

  5. Bari Abdellatif:

    The prolonged battle for Kobani caused a lot of tensions fighters accused each other of treachery and eventually turned on each other.

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