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The action of betraying one's country, a group, or a person; treachery.‘the betrayal by the French of their own refugees’count noun ‘these developments represented a betrayal of democracy’
disloyalty, treachery, perfidy, perfidiousness, bad faith, faithlessness, falsenessrevelation, disclosure, divulging, giving away, leaking, leak, tellingView synonyms
- ‘The cocaine trade being so lucrative, it encouraged disloyalty and betrayal.’
- ‘Betrayal, when stemming from childhood, results in an expectation that betrayals will occur again and again, so a person is constantly anticipating them.’
- ‘When her mother, who is clearly only concerned with her own prosperity, deserts her, it is only the first of a series of betrayals and letdowns.’
- ‘A system that has brought unimagined prosperity cannot survive if such betrayals become commonplace.’
- ‘As a father himself he finds such disloyalty and betrayal completely unacceptable.’
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