noun (plural treacheries)[mass noun]
- 1Betrayal of trust: many died because of his treachery [count noun]: his distaste for plots and treacheriesMore example sentences
betrayal, disloyalty, perfidy, perfidiousness, faithlessness, unfaithfulness, infidelity, bad faith, breach of trust, duplicity, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, false-heartedness, falseness, stab in the back, back-stabbing, double-dealing, untrustworthiness; treason• informal two-timing• rare Punic faith
- It is a story of intrigue, deception and treachery.
- These are deliberate acts of treachery and are roundly condemned.
- Any threat to this peace must be treated as an act of treachery - a traitor's action.
- 1.1The quality of being deceptive: the treachery of languageMore example sentences
- However, they were to face the most chaotic world of deception and treachery that awaits for them.
- The show reeks with tension, treachery, and posturing to gain favor.
- They claim they can help companies place higher in your rankings, but sometimes they resort to treachery.
Middle English: from Old French trecherie, from trechier 'to cheat'.