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See definition of treacherous on Dictionary.com
  • adj.dishonest, disloyal
  • adj.dangerous

synonyms for treacherous

  • slippery
  • tricky
  • unreliable
  • betraying
  • catchy
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • double-dealing
  • duplicitous
  • faithless
  • false
  • false-hearted
  • fly-by-night
  • insidious
  • misleading
  • perfidious
  • recreant
  • shifty
  • slick
  • snake in the grass
  • traitorous
  • treasonable
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • undependable
  • unfaithful
  • unloyal
  • untrue
  • untrustworthy
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antonyms for treacherous

MOST RELEVANT
  • honest
  • reliable
  • forthright
  • harmless
  • loyal
  • true
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He spent almost 200 miles dodging massive hornets and fire ants, hopping from downed tree to downed tree, and crossing treacherous rivers with about 100 other racers and nothing but the food he could carry and an occasional water refill.
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Pernigotti said that only those who regularly climb in the Alps can appreciate how warmer weather has made the mountains more treacherous.
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Observations from Earth suggested Bennu should be smooth and sandy, but when OSIRIS-REx arrived, it found a treacherous, rocky landscape.
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The incident highlighted the treacherous news landscape where both reporters and policymakers now tread, one in which even protecting children can be weaponized by extremists.
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To Filner, the treacherous San Diego business insiders, developers and Republicans had rigged the city’s political system to send resources to their pet projects and away from neighborhoods.
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This treacherous sort of calm, we thought, might forbode a storm, and we did not allow it to lull us into security.
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The profound and treacherous night with its silence and semblance of peace settled upon the camp.
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In a sudden, blind choler, she swept round, plucked the dagger from Tressan's belt and flung herself upon the treacherous captain.
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Intellectually she is quite sound, but has a treacherous memory, and is very nervous.
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A faithless woman, if known to be such by the person concerned, is but faithless; if she is believed faithful, she is treacherous.
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WORDS RELATED TO TREACHEROUS

  • base
  • bent
  • bribable
  • crooked
  • debauched
  • double-dealing
  • exploiting
  • extortionate
  • faithless
  • fast and loose
  • fixed
  • foul
  • fraudulent
  • gone to the dogs
  • inconstant
  • iniquitous
  • knavish
  • mercenary
  • nefarious
  • on the take
  • open
  • padded
  • perfidious
  • praetorian
  • profiteering
  • racket up
  • reprobate
  • rotten
  • shady
  • snide
  • tainted
  • treacherous
  • two-faced
  • underhanded
  • unethical
  • unfaithful
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • venal
  • wide open
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