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 Dictionary entry overview: What does treachery mean? 

  The noun TREACHERY has 2 senses:

1. betrayal of a trust
2. an act of deliberate betrayal

  Familiarity information: TREACHERY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1treachery [BACK TO TOP]


Betrayal of a trust

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


perfidiousness; perfidy; treachery

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

disloyalty (the quality of being disloyal)

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

insidiousness (the quality of being designed to entrap)

Sense 2treachery [BACK TO TOP]


An act of deliberate betrayal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


betrayal; perfidy; treachery; treason

Hypernyms ("treachery" 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 "treachery"):

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

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