[ US /ˈtɹɛtʃɝi/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɛt‍ʃəɹi/ ]
  1. an act of deliberate betrayal
  2. betrayal of a trust
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How To Use treachery In A Sentence

  • Modder River, when all day long most of our men were quite unable to discover on which side of the stream the Boer entrenchments were, and in what they called clever trickery, but we called treachery, they are absolutely unsurpassable. With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back
  • And it is the treachery of his appetite which inveigles him into the mischief, which cheats, and abuses, and by deceitful overtures trapans him into a perpetual calamity. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.
  • Calling the open-sourcing of software treacherous is a little wildly off base, where is the treachery? Did Open Source ever have a halo? : #comments
  • He was accused of treachery and was summoned to a closed meeting with the leaders of his group.
  • The merest hint of effeminacy is treated as treachery to masculinity, and traitors are subjected to the kinds of violence suffered by women.
  • He accomplished this task by treachery, secrecy, speed and dishonesty.
  • He was deeply wounded by the treachery of close aides.
  • In Crown & Country he provides the reader with enough intellectual rigour to impart context, before livening the page with pithy tales of treachery or cruelty, of double-dealing or disaster. Crown & Country by David Starkey - review
  • They claim they can help companies place higher in your rankings, but sometimes they resort to treachery.
  • The alleged treachery of the abbot and monks of Ely after William seized monastic lands is blamed for the ultimate surrender.
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