Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] Betrayal of trust:‘many died because of his treachery’[count noun] ‘his distaste for plots and treacheries’
betrayal, disloyalty, perfidy, perfidiousness, faithlessness, unfaithfulness, infidelity, bad faith, breach of trust, duplicity, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, false-heartedness, falseness, stab in the back, back-stabbing, double-dealing, untrustworthinesstreasontwo-timingpunic faithView synonyms
- ‘It is a story of intrigue, deception and treachery.’
- ‘It would, therefore, have been an act of treachery not to speak on behalf on the people that he represented.’
- ‘In Islamic folklore, however, they symbolize deceit, treachery, and adultery.’
- ‘The centuries that followed were full of intrigue and treachery.’
- ‘Many of the local double as actors, and twice a week they play out their heritage, s story of love and treachery.’
- ‘In the end, an amazing tale of deceit and treachery is played out between these two men.’
- ‘Pirates like Blackbeard have been feared and fabled for centuries in stories of treachery at sea and buried treasure.’
- ‘Any threat to this peace must be treated as an act of treachery - a traitor's action.’
- ‘But we should not allow him, or his friends, to forget his own personal treachery.’
- ‘The film revolves around crimes of passion based on unrequited love, lust, treachery and revenge.’
- ‘I am stunned at their casual treachery to this country, to humanity.’
- ‘This would be seen as treachery despite the fact that it could be a key step in the revitalisation of the economy on both sides.’
- ‘From the perspective of Russian strategists, this proposal smacks of incredible stupidity or even treachery.’
- ‘Already on this very day this step of his is put down as one of the greatest acts of treachery in Hungary's history.’
- ‘He accomplished this task by treachery, secrecy, speed and dishonesty.’
- ‘These are deliberate acts of treachery and are roundly condemned.’
- ‘Here was one of my intellectual heroes committing an act of ideological treachery.’
- ‘Lady Macbeth feels that if her husband does not enjoy his royalty, then all of their deceit and treachery has been for nothing.’
- ‘We will not forget that treachery, and we will accept nothing less than victory over the enemy.’
- ‘This was considered an act of treachery at a time when Britain was experiencing difficulties in North Afrika against Rommel's Afrika Korps.’
- 1.1 The quality of being deceptive:‘the treachery of language’
- ‘The show reeks with tension, treachery, and posturing to gain favor.’
- ‘It highlights all that is bad in human nature: cunning, craftiness, and treachery.’
- ‘However, they were to face the most chaotic world of deception and treachery that awaits for them.’
- ‘They claim they can help companies place higher in your rankings, but sometimes they resort to treachery.’
Middle English: from Old French trecherie, from trechier to cheat.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.