treasonous


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trea·son·ous

 (trē′zə-nəs)
adj.
Treasonable.

trea′son·ous·ly adv.

trea•son•ous

(ˈtri zə nəs)

adj.
treasonable.
[1585–95]
trea′son•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.treasonous - having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor; "the faithless Benedict Arnold"; "a lying traitorous insurrectionist"
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

treasonous

adjective
Involving or constituting treason:
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Astor, but intimates that he stood ready to resist any treasonous outbreak; and seems to think that the evidence of preparation on his part had an effect in overawing the conspirators.
He became thickly treasonous, and spoke in terms of sweeping indecency of a Government which had forced upon him a white man's education and neglected to supply him with a white man's salary.
And some would argue, a fitting penalty for those hell-bent on treasonous acts of terrorism.
If indeed the allegations against this group are proven in the courts of law in the UAE to be true, their alleged actions are all the more unacceptable, repugnant and treasonous.
Today's black anniversary of the treasonous coup turns thoughts back to events that everyone condemns and calls for it not to be repeated.
Some have even referred to it as treasonous and insulting to the nuclear martyrs, referring to Iranian nuclear scientists assassinated in recent years, killings that Iran attributes to Israel.
as a treasonous user of our benevolent system that fed, clothed, housed and educated him during a time of war, which seems to be forgotten in this trial.
Demonstrators chanted slogans against the Zionist entity, and burned the Zionist flag, denouncing the treasonous coup government in Egypt for its support of the Zionists and for tightening the siege on the Palestinian people which included closing the Rafah crossing and refusing to let through even the sick and injured seeking urgent treatment," read an Anti-Coup Alliance statement.
He'll be incarcerated until those treasonous humans who tried to finger him for DUI get outta jail.
He said people deliberately tried to overshadow the efforts of clinching treasonous elements and avoiding army's sacrifices for the nation.
Well," says the stadium announcer after a wretched rendition of O Canada, "that was borderline treasonous.