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1. treason

noun. ['ˈtriːzən'] a crime that undermines the offender's government.

Synonyms

  • offence
  • crime
  • offense
  • law-breaking
  • lese majesty
  • criminal offense
  • high treason

Antonyms

  • incorruptness
  • scrupulousness
  • fidelity
  • faithfulness

Etymology

  • tresoun (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Treason

  • salvesen
  • midseason
  • mathieson
  • arnesen
  • gleeson
  • frieson
  • dresen
  • season
  • deason
  • beeson
  • beason

How do you pronounce treason?

Pronounce treason as ˈtrizən.

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Sentences with treason


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is a clear act of treason.

Quotes about treason


1. Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

2. The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

3. Vladimir did great things—so could she. Besides, they come first, right?""Not always."I stared. I'd had they come first drilled into me since I was a child. It was what all guardians believed. Only the dhampirs who'd run away from their duty didn't subscribe to that. What he said was almost like treason."Sometimes, Rose, you have to know when to put yourself first.
- Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

2. treason

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • defence
  • honesty
  • righteousness
  • ingenuousness

Etymology

  • tresoun (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. treason

noun. ['ˈtriːzən'] disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior.

Synonyms

  • traitorousness
  • subversiveness
  • betrayal

Antonyms

  • staunchness
  • fealty
  • patriotism
  • nationalism

Etymology

  • tresoun (Middle English (1100-1500))
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