betrayal betrayal  /bɪ ˈtreɪ əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an act of deliberate betrayal
  2. (n) the quality of aiding an enemy

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Judas, his betrayal led to the downfall obviously of Jesus.
  2. Sexual politics gives way to political horror during the Cultural Revolution, when personal betrayal may be the one way to stay alive.
  3. To the customer, it was tantamount to betrayal.

News

  1. Blood Brothers

    Brotherhood, the high octane Showtime family drama of Irish gangsters, politicians, blood and betrayal, set in the back streets and boardrooms of Providence, has returned to the airwaves. If you've been missing The Sopranos, this is definitely the best way to get a mob drama fix.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. 10 books about James "Whitey" Bulger

    He's been charged with 19 counts of murder. He's also facing assertions that he was an FBI informant before he skipped town and spent 16 years living on the lam. The trial of reputed Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is full of drama, intrigue, and tales of death and betrayal. Interested in learning more about Bulger? You're in luck. He's been written about often over the years. Here are 10 ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Women's rights at stake if Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations collapse

    HRW's Afghanistan researcher Heather Barr said abandoning women's rights in Afghanistan would be a betrayal by the international community.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

Quotes

  1. Then at World Youth Day 2008, he said, "I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured. ...... These misdeeds, which constitute so grave a betrayal of trust, deserve unequivocal condemnation."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: The Republic

  2. "Every peaceful nation in the region has an interest in opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions," Bush said. "To allow the world's leading sponsor of terror to gain the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future...
    on May 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  3. "The tsar of Washington invited 16 Arab countries ...... to sit in one room, at one table with the Israelis," Zawahiri said, adding that the conference "witnessed the betrayal deals to sell Palestine".
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: guardian.co.uk

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