traitorous

  • 1 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

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

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

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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… …

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

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  • 9 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,… …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 traitorous — traitor ► NOUN ▪ a person who betrays their country, a cause, etc. DERIVATIVES traitorous adjective. ORIGIN Old French traitour, from Latin tradere hand over …

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  • 13 traitorous — adjective having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor (Freq. 1) the faithless Benedict Arnold a lying traitorous insurrectionist • Syn: ↑faithless, ↑unfaithful, ↑treasonable, ↑treasonous …

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  • 14 traitorous — adjective a) Characteristic of a traitor; disloyal b) Constituting treason; treasonable or seditious …

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  • 15 traitorous — Synonyms and related words: Judas like, Trojan horse, alienated, apostate, betraying, breakaway, collaborative, deceitful, degenerate, disaffected, disloyal, double crossing, double dealing, estranged, extreme, extremistic, factious, faithless,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 traitorous — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Treacherous] Syn. faithless, recreant, unfaithful; see false 1 . 2. [Treasonable] Syn. seditious, disloyal, unpatriotic; see false 1 . See Synonym Study at faithless . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. disloyal,… …

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  • 17 traitorous — trai|tor|ous [ˈtreıtərəs] adj especially literary not loyal to your country, friends, or beliefs >traitorously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 traitorous — trai|tor|ous [ treıtərəs ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY behaving in a way that is not loyal to your country, family, friends, or employer ╾ trai|tor|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 traitorous — trai·tor·ous || treɪtÉ™rÉ™s adj. disloyal, treacherous …

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  • 20 traitorous — a. 1. Treacherous, perfidious, faithless, false, recreant. 2. Treasonable, treacherous, seditious, perfidious, insidious …

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