- betray ► VERB 1) act treacherously towards (a person, country, etc.) by revealing information to or otherwise aiding an enemy. 2) be disloyal to. 3) unintentionally reveal; be evidence of.DERIVATIVES betrayal noun betrayer noun.ORIGIN from Old French trair, from Latin tradere 'hand over' .
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betrayal — [n1] exhibition of disloyalty deception, dishonesty, double crossing, double dealing, duplicity, falseness, giveaway, Judas kiss*, let down, perfidy, sellout, treachery, treason, trickery, unfaithfulness; concept 633 Ant. faithfulness, loyalty,… … New thesaurus
Betrayal — Be*tray al . The act or the result of betraying. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
betrayal — index bad faith, bad repute, disloyalty, infidelity, treason Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
betrayal — (n.) 1816; from BETRAY (Cf. betray) + AL (Cf. al) (2). Earlier in the same sense were betrayment (1540s), betraying (late 14c.) … Etymology dictionary
Betrayal — For other uses, see Betrayal (disambiguation). Backstabbing redirects here. For coworker backstabbing, see Coworker backstabbing. Betrayal (or backstabbing) is the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that… … Wikipedia
betrayal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ personal ▪ ultimate ▪ His defection to the other side was the ultimate betrayal. VERB + BETRAYAL ▪ regard sth as, see sth as … Collocations dictionary
Betrayal — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Betrayal – Der Tod ist ihr Geschäft Originaltitel Betrayal … Deutsch Wikipedia
betrayal — UK [bɪˈtreɪəl] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms betrayal : singular betrayal plural betrayals 1) an act of betraying someone or something betrayal of: a betrayal of long held principles 2) the fact of being betrayed It was hard to… … English dictionary
betrayal — be|tray|al [bıˈtreıəl] n [U and C] when you betray your country, friends, or someone who trusts you betrayal of ▪ a ruthless betrayal of their election pledges ▪ She felt a great sense of betrayal … Dictionary of contemporary English
betrayal — be|tray|al [ bı treıəl ] noun count or uncount 1. ) an act of betraying someone or something: betrayal of: a betrayal of long held principles 2. ) the fact of being betrayed: It was hard to avoid a sense of betrayal … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
betrayal — [[t]bɪtre͟ɪəl[/t]] betrayals N VAR: oft N of n A betrayal is an action which betrays someone or something, or the fact of being betrayed. She felt that what she had done was a betrayal of Patrick... He acknowledged the sense of betrayal by civil… … English dictionary