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Definition 1: dangerously unstable and unpredictable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where treacherous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • treacherous winding roads
  • an unreliable trestle

Synonyms for treacherous in the sense of this definition

(treacherous is similar to ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

Definition 2: tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where treacherous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Punic faith
  • the perfidious Judas
  • the fiercest and most treacherous of foes
  • treacherous intrigues

Synonyms for treacherous in the sense of this definition

(treacherous is similar to ...) not true to duty or obligation or promises

"an unfaithful lover"

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