traitorous

[trey-ter-uhs]

adjective

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

Origin of traitorous

1350–1400; Middle English treterous, traytrous < Old French traitreus; see traitor, -ous
Related formstrai·tor·ous·ly, adverbtrai·tor·ous·ness, nounnon·trai·tor·ous, adjectivenon·trai·tor·ous·ly, adverbnon·trai·tor·ous·ness, nounun·trai·tor·ous, adjectiveun·trai·tor·ous·ly, adverbun·trai·tor·ous·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for traitorous
adj.

late 14c., apparently from Old French traitreus (mid-13c.), from traitor (see traitor).

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