Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of betraying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or the result of betraying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of betraying

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an act of deliberate betrayal
  • noun the quality of aiding an enemy

Etymologies

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From betray +‎ -al.

Examples

  • I prefer the term betrayal of the public trust to describe the course of action he's pursuing and predicted last November the eventual nominees of either party would embrace such methods.

    HOPE TERMINATED

  • CF: I can't accept the word betrayal because an artist has the absolute right and responsibility to follow their path -- to follow what interests them -- I felt certainly disappointed I was always looking for a book to touch me the way those early books did... but I never did.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Speaking on Ekho Moskvy, Mr. Chamov denied using the word "betrayal," adding: "Western companies were doing very well in Libya, as well as Russian companies...and then the war started and everything ended."

    Russia's Former Libyan Ambassador Says Gadhafi's Time Limited

  • Playing what I call the betrayal sweepstakes -- a ceaseless denunciation of the administration's failures and missteps -- doesn't get us very far.

    The 'principled left' Obama needs

  • They put up with it because getting our help for awhile followed by another betrayal is the best offer they ever get.

    Matthew Yglesias » Stay Calm

  • I will speak this hour with former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson about her life as a spy and what she calls her betrayal by the White House.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2007

  • And a former CIA operative, her identity leaked in a Bush administration scandal, now tells us about her life as a spy and what she calls her betrayal by the White House.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2007

  • I'll speak this hour with former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson about her life as a spy and what she calls her betrayal by the White House.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2007

  • Thousands of people marched through Los Angeles on Saturday, fueled in part by what they called a betrayal by Bush.

    Archive 2007-04-08

  • Thousands of people marched through Los Angeles on Saturday, fueled in part by what they called a betrayal by Bush.

    Timing is everything

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