Definition of betrayer in English:



  • See betray

    • ‘As Cooper suggests, aren't they the real betrayers of the Left?’
    • ‘He has three sets of wings and three faces and in each of his mouths he chews an archetypal traitor: Judas, the betrayer of Christ; and Brutus and Cassius, the betrayers of Julius Caesar.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the ‘realist’ critics of Bush's Middle Eastern policy are implicitly lumped with the betrayers of Eastern Europe.’
    • ‘The problem with this superficially attractive strategy is, of course, that betrayers can always re-betray.’
    • ‘I knew about Judas, the betrayer, Mary Magdelene, the Garden of Gestamane, Roman soldiers, the Last Supper.’
    • ‘It took longer this time, because of the amount of soldiers who we were traveling with, and I saw visions of Adam wherever I went… not visions of the traitor and betrayer, but visions of the Adam that I knew.’
    • ‘Investigators and prosecutors must be seen to attack with full force the betrayers of the public trust who are aligned with the gangsters, racketeers and terrorists keeping this country under siege.’
    • ‘But once the Turks go in, you can rely on a large movement of the New-Old Iraqi Army up there to fight the Nato-linked, EU-corrupted apostate betrayers of the capital of the Caliphs.’
    • ‘No, but it does mean you have to consider an opinion other than yours before you start ranting and bullying and labeling dissenters betrayers of your version of patriotism.’
    • ‘So now, as Robin points out, us anti-war, would-be dissenters, deserters and betrayers are to be offered a wide-ranging smorgasbord of humanitarian pledges to get us back on the New Labour bus.’
    • ‘You're the traitor, the betrayer, I know and you know it.’
    • ‘But now, you're a betrayer, and a back-stabber at that.’
    • ‘To his astonishment, people he thought were his friends turned inexplicably hostile, merely because he had publicly denounced them as betrayers of their profession.’
    • ‘The production of corpses becomes narrativised as a collection of images of patriots, martyrs or betrayers.’
    • ‘Full time, well-bonded mothers are dismissed by these angry women as betrayers of their gender.’
    • ‘Consider the contrast between the two apostles, the free choices that each made: when the betrayer Judas pointed Jesus out to the mob that came to arrest and murder Him, Peter drew his sword and stepped forward to defend Jesus.’
    • ‘Therefore, women who do not identify as lesbians, especially women who sometimes have relationships with other women, are branded as traitors, turncoats and betrayers of the greater sisterhood.’
    • ‘He and the heads of other human rights groups have accused the Commission of allowing the worst-offending betrayers of human rights to protect each other from condemnation.’
    • ‘They primarily conceive of the Church in just the way their betrayers do: as a nexus of power to be scrabbled over and fought for in order to achieve domination.’
    • ‘These people were known as traitors and betrayers of the crown.’
    traitor, back-stabber, judas, double-crosser
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