traitorous


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trai·tor·ous

 (trā′tər-əs)
adj.
1. Having the character of a traitor; disloyal See Synonyms at faithless.
2. Constituting treason: a traitorous act.

trai′tor·ous·ly adv.
trai′tor·ous·ness n.

trai•tor•ous

(ˈtreɪ tər əs)

adj.
1. having the character of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious.
2. characteristic of a traitor.
3. of the nature of treason; treasonable.
[1350–1400; Middle English traytrous < Old French traitreus; see traitor, -ous]
trai′tor•ous•ly, adv.
trai′tor•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.traitorous - 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"

traitorous

traitorous

adjective
2. Involving or constituting treason:
Translations

traitorous

[ˈtreɪtərəs] ADJ [person] → traidor; [attempt, intention] → traicionero

traitorous

[ˈtreɪtərəs] adj [action, person] → traître

traitorous

adj behaviour, actionverräterisch; coward alsotreulos
References in classic literature ?
But that Woodman and that Farmer, though they work unceasingly, work silently, and no one heard them as they went about with muffled tread: the rather, forasmuch as to entertain any suspicion that they were awake, was to be atheistical and traitorous.
Then to him the Sheriff spoke at length concerning Robin Hood; how that for many months the outlaws had defied the King, and slain the King's deer; how Robin had gathered about him the best archers in all the countryside; and, finally, how the traitorous knight Sir Richard of the Lea had rescued the band when capture seemed certain, and refused to deliver them up to justice.
Porthos, of whom she had hold, bounded toward me, waving his traitorous tail, but she slowed on seeing that I had observed her.
It was more than possible that without Rokoff's knowledge this child had been substituted for hers by one of the Russian's confederates, and that even now her son might be safe with friends in London, where there were many, both able and willing, to have paid any ransom which the traitorous conspirator might have asked for the safe release of Lord Greystoke's son.
As the boat disappeared about a bend in the river Rajah Muda Saffir arose, shaking his fist in the direction it had vanished and, cursing anew and volubly, damned each separate hair in the heads of the faithless Barunda and the traitorous Ninaka.
Of this crime he was, after a patient investigation, declared Not Guilty; upon the ground that there was no proof of his having called the multitude together with any traitorous or unlawful intentions.
The shadow extended southeast of the coast out into the sea half-way to a large island, which he said was the seat of Hooja's traitorous government.
Taking the basket on one arm and the bundle on the other, he strode away towards the traitorous smell, looking as fierce as a lion, while Rose marched behind under her umbrella.
There are the brave champion, whether noble or common man, who conquers or falls against overwhelming odds; the faithful lover of either sex; the woman whose constancy, proving stronger than man's fickleness, wins back her lover to her side at last; the traitorous old woman (victim of the blind and cruel prejudice which after a century or two was often to send her to the stake as a witch); the loyal little child; and some few others.
That's not for me to say," was Amy's grim reply, but her lips would smile, and there was a traitorous sparkle of the eye which betrayed that she knew her power and enjoyed the knowledge.
He crouched entirely concealed by a great lilac bush, which many times before had hid his traitorous form.
Polly felt it, and it did her good; hastily wiping the traitorous eyes, she laughed and said cheerfully, "There, I 'm all right again; thank you, don't trouble yourself with my parcels.