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traitorous

[ trey-ter-uhs ]
/ ˈtreɪ tər əs /
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adjective

having the character of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious.
characteristic of a traitor.
of the nature of treason; treasonable: a traitorous act.

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Origin of traitorous

1350–1400; Middle English treterous, traytrous<Old French traitreus;see traitor, -ous

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