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Treacherous meaning

treacherous - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Like a traitor; involving treachery; violating allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign; perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless.
  2. 2. Faithless; perfidious.

treacherous - examples of usage

  1. Pocahontas, trembling with anger, ran through the trees to find her father to ask him what was the meaning of this treacherous treatment of his guests. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. If there are two bridges across a stream, one safe and sure, the other so shaky and treacherous that a large proportion of all who try to cross over it fall into the stream and are drowned; the fact that I happen to have sufficiently cool head and steady nerves to walk over it in safety does not make it right for me to do so, when I know that my companionship and example will lead many to follow who will certainly perish in the attempt. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. He was there delivered, by his treacherous companions, into the hands of the officers of justice, by whom he was conducted to Carlisle, and executed next morning. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
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