V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a betrayal of trust

Synonyms: betrayal, deceit, disloyalty, duplicity

Antonyms: trustworthiness, loyalty, fidelity

Tips: The word treachery is related to the word trick. A trick is a deception meant to deceive or cheat someone else. A trick, however, can be quite innocent, like a joke. An act of treachery is generally deliberate and severely betrays another person's trust. Treason is an act of treachery against one's country. The related adjective treacherous describes acts of betrayal.

Usage Examples:

I could never forgive her treachery. (betrayal, disloyalty)

Today's reality television shows are based mainly on deceit and treachery. (duplicity, betrayal)

Her treacherous actions against her employer caused her to lose her job as well as her friendships with former colleagues. (disloyal, duplicitous) adjective

She claimed she didn't mean to hurt me, but I saw her words as treachery against me and knew I could never trust her again. (betrayal, disloyalty)

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