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 Dictionary entry overview: What does betrayal mean? 

  The noun BETRAYAL has 2 senses:

1. an act of deliberate betrayal
2. the quality of aiding an enemy

  Familiarity information: BETRAYAL used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1betrayal [BACK TO TOP]


An act of deliberate betrayal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


betrayal; perfidy; treachery; treason

Hypernyms ("betrayal" is a kind of...):

dishonesty; knavery (lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "betrayal"):

double cross; double-crossing; sellout (an act of betrayal)

Sense 2betrayal [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of aiding an enemy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("betrayal" is a kind of...):

subversiveness; traitorousness; treason (disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior)

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