Treacherous Treach"er*ous, a. [See {Treacher}.] Like a traitor; involving treachery; violating allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign; perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless. [1913 Webster]

Loyal father of a treacherous son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The treacherous smile, a mask for secret hate. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Faithless; perfidious; traitorous; false; insidious; plotting. [1913 Webster] -- {Treach"er*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Treach"er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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