traitor

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trai·tor

 (trā′tər)
n.
One who betrays one's country, a cause, or a trust, especially one who commits treason.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trāditor, from trāditus, past participle of trādere, to betray; see tradition.]

traitor

(ˈtreɪtə)
n
a person who is guilty of treason or treachery, in betraying friends, country, a cause or trust, etc
[C13: from Old French traitour, from Latin trāditor traditor]
ˈtraitorous adj
ˈtraitorously adv
ˈtraitorˌship n
ˈtraitress fem n

trai•tor

(ˈtreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.
2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin trāditōrem, acc. of trāditor=trādi-, variant s. of trādere (see tradition) + -tor -tor]
trai′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traitor - someone who betrays his country by committing treasontraitor - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
collaborationist, quisling, collaborator - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
fifth columnist, saboteur - a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
traitress - female traitor
2.traitor - a person who says one thing and does anothertraitor - a person who says one thing and does another
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Judas - someone who betrays under the guise of friendship

traitor

traitor

noun
One who betrays:
Informal: rat.
Translations
خائِن
zrádce-kyně
forræder
kavaltajamaanpetturipetollinenpettääpetturi
izdajnicaizdajnik
svikari; landráîamaîur
売国奴裏切り者非国民
nodevējs
verraadsterverradenverraderverraderlijkverraderlijke
izdajalecizdajalka
förrädarelandsförrädarequisling
vatan haini

traitor

[ˈtreɪtəʳ] Ntraidor(a) m/f
to be a traitor to one's countrytraicionar a la patria
to turn traitorvolverse traidor

traitor

[ˈtreɪtər] ntraître m

traitor

nVerräter(in) m(f); to be a traitor to one’s countrysein Vaterland verraten; to turn traitorzum Verräter werden

traitor

[ˈtreɪtəʳ] ntraditore/trice
to turn traitor → passare al nemico

traitor

(ˈtreitə) noun
a person who changes to the enemy's side or gives away information to the enemy. He was a traitor to his country.
References in classic literature ?
But memory turned traitor, and as if possessed by the perverse spirit of the girl, would only recall Jo's oddities, faults, and freaks, would only show her in the most unsentimental aspects--beating mats with her head tied up in a bandana, barricading herself with the sofa pillow, or throwing cold water over his passion a la Gummidge--and an irresistable laugh spoiled the pensive picture he was endeavoring to paint.
The cheerful candle-light turned traitor to her and grew dim.
To betray, you must belong I never belonged GEORGE BLAKE ON WHY HE TURNED TRAITOR He has had a lot to say recently but when we tracked him down he was less keen to speak mirrorman andy lines ON BID TO CONFRONT SPY GEORGE BLAKE
We look around us and wonder: What happened to the inner child of the man who turned traitor to his country, the consistent honor student who became a scheming and corrupt politician, the promising young man who became addicted to gambling and drugs?
Both the story's ambiguity over whether Brody had indeed turned traitor, as well as the ethical dilemma of spying on a fellow US citizen in the name of defence, was enthralling to watch.
Amira Hass turned traitor long ago, and her case is one for the legal authorities.
Eager hands hold out all kinds of goodies and, before you know it, my salivary glands have turned traitor on me and and literally pushed me out from my retreat.
From the real reason why Benedict Arnold turned traitor (he felt underappreciated and needed money), to the battle of Eutaw Springs where patriot soldiers fought "naked as they day they were born", to the story of a woman who fought with American troops while dressed as a man, to the straight scoop on the founding fathers and much more.
Written by a former Air Force fighter pilot, Foreign and Domestic: Campaign II--Battle for the Middle States is a dark, suspenseful novel set in a near future where the United Nations has become the world's next superpower and the president has turned traitor against his own country.
a family friend had turned traitor and reported the airman to the Gestapo.