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Definition of the adjective treacherous

What does treacherous mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more treacherous / most treacherous

  1. dangerously unstable and unpredictable
  2. tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
    • examples: the fiercest and most treacherous of foes | treacherous intrigues
    • synonyms of treacherous: perfidious / punic
    • similar: unfaithful

Alternative definition of the adjective treacherous


  1. Exhibiting treachery.
  2. Deceitful; inclined to betray.
  3. Unreliable; dangerous.


"Treacherous" is a 1993 thriller film directed by Kevin Brodie.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Lowland Scotch (1888)

With an Introductory Chapter on the Poetry, Humour, and Literary History of the Scottish Language and an Appendix of Scottish Proverbs by Charles Mackay

Treacherous as Garrick, false as Garrick, deep as Garrick. These phrases are current in England as well as in Scotland, and can have no possible connection with the name of Garrick, or to the renowned actor who bore it in the last century.

Google previewFocaloir Gaoidhilge-Sax-Bhearla Or an Irish-English Dictionary (1768)

MìocHoINGroll AcH, treacherous. go młochoingłollach, perfidiously. droich-mhionna , perjury. Mionn Riogdha , a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Treacherous; artful ; deceitful, a. Sorrowful; piteous; dismal, a. Infamous; disgraceful, a. Criminal; guilty, a. Poisonous; destruttive ; hurtful, a Mufical; harmonious, a. - Full of expectation, a. Full of care; cautious; diligent, a. Angry; raging, a. Dire ...

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Quotes about Treacherous

An envious heart makes a treacherous ear. (Zora Neale Hurston)
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Scrabble value of T1R1E1A1C3H4E1R1O1U1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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