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1. betrayal

noun. ['bɪˈtreɪəl'] an act of deliberate betrayal.

Synonyms

  • treachery
  • sellout
  • knavery
  • dishonesty
  • double-crossing
  • treason
  • double cross

Antonyms

  • honesty
  • righteousness
  • ingenuousness
  • truthfulness

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • betray (English)
  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Betrayal

  • portrayal
  • gemayel
  • bayul

Example sentences of the word betrayal


1. Noun, singular or mass
Look upon the family betrayal is a opportunity to learn new things about yourself and life.

Quotes containing the word betrayal


1. Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations - but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families.
- Junot Diaz

2. Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. betrayal

noun. ['bɪˈtreɪəl'] the quality of aiding an enemy.

Synonyms

  • subversiveness
  • treason

Antonyms

  • scrupulousness

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • betray (English)
  • betrayen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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