traitorous


traitorous
[[t]tre͟ɪtərəs[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
A traitorous action will betray or bring danger to a country or to the group of people that someone belongs to.

...the monstrous betrayal of men by their most traitorous companions.

...the movement could be labeled as divisive, even traitorous.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Traitorous — Trai tor*ous, a. [Cf. F. tra[^i]treux.] 1. Guilty of treason; treacherous; perfidious; faithless; as, a traitorous officer or subject. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting in treason; partaking of treason; implying breach of allegiance; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traitorous — index disobedient, faithless, false (disloyal), perfidious, recreant, untrue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • traitorous — (adj.) late 14c., apparently from O.Fr. traitreus (mid 13c.), from traitor (see TRAITOR (Cf. traitor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • traitorous — *treacherous, perfidious, *faithless, false, disloyal Analogous words: recreant, renegade, apostate (see corresponding nouns at RENEGADE): seditious, mutinous, rebellious (see INSUBORDINATE): disaffected, estranged, alienated (see ESTRANGE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • traitorous — [adj] disloyal apostate, betraying, double crossing, faithless, perfidious, recreant, subversive, treacherous, treasonable, treasonous, two faced*, two timing, undutiful, unfaithful, unpatriotic, untrue, wormlike; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • traitorous — [trāt′ər əs] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, a traitor; treacherous; faithless 2. of or involving treason; treasonable SYN. FAITHLESS traitorously adv. traitorousness n …   English World dictionary

  • traitorous — adjective Date: 14th century 1. guilty or capable of treason 2. constituting treason < traitorous activities > Synonyms: see faithless • traitorously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • traitorous — traitorously, adv. traitorousness, n. /tray teuhr euhs/, adj. 1. having the character of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious. 2. characteristic of a traitor. 3. of the nature of treason; treasonable: a traitorous act. [1350 1400; ME treterous,… …   Universalium

  • traitorous — adjective his dealings with a traitorous party Syn: treacherous, disloyal, treasonous, renegade, backstabbing; double crossing, double dealing, faithless, unfaithful, two faced, duplicitous, deceitful, false; informal two timing; literary… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • traitorous — /ˈtreɪtərəs/ (say traytuhruhs) adjective 1. having the character of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious. 2. characteristic of a traitor. 3. having the nature of treason: a traitorous action. –traitorously, adverb –traitorousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary