from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Willful betrayal of fidelity, confidence, or trust; perfidy.
- n. The act or an instance of such betrayal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
- n. The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.
- n. Treason.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy.
- n. Synonyms See perfidious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. betrayal of a trust
- n. an act of deliberate betrayal
This determined man, whose experience in the East Indies was of long date, and who had already served as director-general, came into his new office with an intense prejudice against the English, and with a firm resolve to put an end to what he described as their treachery and intrigues.
In this condition the legions burst in on them, furious at what they called the treachery of the previous day, and merciless in their vengeance.
Fink grumbled, and Anton could not forget what he called treachery to Bernhard; and so it was, that for some weeks they no longer spent their evenings together.
Of course, he was in a great rage at what he called the treachery of
Many, I believe, sense a terrible treachery is being perpetuated whilst being to busy to follow its awful details.
Melanie Phillips makes much of the word treachery in her blog entry.
Exposing your duplicitiousness and treachery is a full-time job.
The problem lay not in treachery but in implementation: successful use of the intelligence would tend to give it away.
A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself.
The word treachery was uttered and all agreed to imprison Miranda, a culpable action performed on the morning of July 31.