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treach·er·ous

 (trĕch′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Guilty of or characterized by betrayal of confidence or trust; perfidious.
2. Characterized by unforeseen or hidden hazards; dangerous or deceptive: treacherous waters; treacherous footing.

treach′er·ous·ly adv.
treach′er·ous·ness n.

treacherous

(ˈtrɛtʃərəs)
adj
1. betraying or likely to betray faith or confidence
2. unstable, unreliable, or dangerous: treacherous weather; treacherous ground.
ˈtreacherously adv
ˈtreacherousness n

treach•er•ous

(ˈtrɛtʃ ər əs)

adj.
1. characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust.
2. deceptive, untrustworthy, or unreliable.
3. unstable or insecure, as footing.
4. dangerous; hazardous: a treacherous climb.
treach′er•ous•ly, adv.
treach′er•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.treacherous - dangerously unstable and unpredictabletreacherous - dangerously unstable and unpredictable; "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
2.treacherous - tending to betraytreacherous - tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans; "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"
unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"

treacherous

adjective
1. disloyal, deceitful, untrustworthy, duplicitous, false, untrue, unreliable, unfaithful, faithless, double-crossing (informal), double-dealing, perfidious, traitorous, treasonable, recreant (archaic) The President spoke of the treacherous intentions of the enemy.
disloyal true, reliable, loyal, faithful, dependable, trustworthy
2. dangerous, tricky, risky, unstable, hazardous, icy, slippery, unsafe, unreliable, precarious, deceptive, perilous, slippy (informal or dialect) The current of the river is fast-flowing and treacherous.
dangerous safe, reliable

treacherous

adjective
2. Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
Translations
خائِن، غادِرخَطِر
nebezpečnýzrádný
farligforræderisk
ótraustursvikull
bīstamsnedrošsnodevīgs
izdajalski

treacherous

[ˈtretʃərəs] ADJ
1. (= disloyal) [person] → traidor; [attempt, intention] → traicionero
a treacherous act or actionuna traición
2. (= dangerous) [road, bend] → peligroso; [tide, current] → traicionero
treacherous road or driving conditionscondiciones peligrosas para la conducción

treacherous

[ˈtrɛtʃərəs] adj
[person, act] → déloyal(e)
He publicly left the party and denounced its treacherous leaders → Il rendit publiquement sa carte du parti et dénonça la traîtrise de ses chefs.
(= dangerous) [conditions, roads] → dangereux/euse; [currents] → traître(traîtresse)
Road conditions are treacherous → Les routes sont dangereuses.
Even experienced navigators feared the treacherous currents → Même les navigateurs expérimentés craignaient les courants traîtres.

treacherous

adj
person, actionverräterisch
(= unreliable)trügerisch, irreführend; memorytrügerisch; my memory is rather treacherous nowmein Gedächtnis lässt mich neuerdings ziemlich im Stich
(= dangerous)tückisch; cornergefährlich; weather conditions, icetrügerisch; journeygefahrvoll

treacherous

[ˈtrɛtʃrəs] adj (disloyal, person, act) → sleale; (smile) → traditore/trice; (answer) → infido/a (fig) (surface, ground, tide) → pericoloso/a
road conditions today are treacherous → oggi il fondo stradale è pericoloso

treacherous

(ˈtretʃərəs) adjective
1. betraying or likely to betray. a treacherous person/act.
2. dangerous. The roads are treacherous in winter.
ˈtreacherously adverb
ˈtreacherousness noun
ˈtreachery noun
(an act of) betraying someone; disloyalty. His treachery led to the capture and imprisonment of his friend.
References in classic literature ?
whispered Jo, looking remorsefully at the golden head, which might have been swept away from her sight forever under the treacherous ice.
They were designed for winter wear, when treacherous drafts came down chimneys and insidious currents of deadly cold found their way through key-holes.
Leaving the unsuspecting Heyward and his confiding companions to penetrate still deeper into a forest that contained such treacherous inmates, we must use an author's privilege, and shift the scene a few miles to the westward of the place where we have last seen them.
Delight is to him whose strong arms yet support him, when the ship of this base treacherous world has gone down beneath him.
Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up --my God
Past endless blocks of two-story shanties he walked, along wooden sidewalks and unpaved pathways treacherous with deep slush holes.
Yes, I was saved, and by the merciful instinct of ingratitude which nature had planted in the breast of that treacherous beast.
He woke at dawn with one more repetition of this horror, and then he resolved to meddle no more with that treacherous sleep.
Then Tom became Robin Hood again, and was allowed by the treacherous nun to bleed his strength away through his neglected wound.
I pretended not to be interested in what they said, and treated them as if I did not under- stand them; for I feared they might be treacherous.
To this end, I had sat well back on the form, and while seeming to be busy with my sum, had held my slate in such a manner as to conceal my face: I might have escaped notice, had not my treacherous slate somehow happened to slip from my hand, and falling with an obtrusive crash, directly drawn every eye upon me; I knew it was all over now, and, as I stooped to pick up the two fragments of slate, I rallied my forces for the worst.
I protested against playing that treacherous part in my employer's house: and, besides, I urged the cruelty and selfishness of his destroying Mrs.