Definition of traitorous in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of a traitor; treacherous.

    ‘when his traitorous actions were discovered, he was imprisoned’
    • ‘The treatment of faithless lovers and traitorous informers in outlaw lore suggests that not all Irish images of themselves were entirely positive.’
    • ‘However, I am beginning to think traitorous thoughts.’
    • ‘There was something about his eyes that made Robin feel wary of him, the eyes of someone deceitful and traitorous.’
    • ‘I apologize to anyone if my traitorous words have offended.’
    • ‘But this was not a reference to their obvious eating and drinking habits - rather to the traitorous porkers found in George Orwell's Animal Farm.’
    treacherous, disloyal, treasonous, back-stabbing
    double-crossing, double-dealing, faithless, unfaithful, perfidious, two-faced, janus-faced, false-hearted, duplicitous, deceitful, false, untrue, untrustworthy, unreliable, undependable, fickle
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