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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Treacherous  \Treach"er*ous\,  a.  [See  {Treacher}.] 
  Like  a  traitor;  involving  treachery;  violating  allegiance  or 
  faith  pledged;  traitorous  to  the  state  or  sovereign; 
  perfidious  in  private  life;  betraying  a  trust;  faithless. 
 
  Loyal  father  of  a  treacherous  son.  --Shak. 
 
  The  treacherous  smile,  a  mask  for  secret  hate. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  Faithless;  perfidious;  traitorous;  false;  insidious; 
  plotting.  --  {Treach"er*ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Treach"er*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  treacherous 
  adj  1:  dangerously  unstable  and  unpredictable;  "treacherous  winding 
  roads";  "an  unreliable  trestle"  [syn:  {unreliable}] 
  2:  tending  to  betray;  especially  having  a  treacherous  character 
  as  attributed  to  the  Carthaginians  by  the  Romans;  "Punic 
  faith";  "the  perfidious  Judas";  "the  fiercest  and  most 
  treacherous  of  foes";  "treacherous  intrigues"  [syn:  {punic}, 
  {perfidious}] 




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