Meaning of treasonous in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtriːz(ə)nəs/


  • 1Involving or guilty of the crime of betraying one's country.

    ‘a treasonous act against the State’
    • ‘they're branding dissenters as unpatriotic and treasonous’
    • ‘The defendants were found guilty of committing treasonous acts.’
    • ‘The government also recommended making it a crime not to report knowledge of treasonous activities.’
    • ‘He submitted military plans to them, that could be construed as treasonous.’
    • ‘They rounded up those they suspected as potentially treasonous and deported them.’
    • ‘I have never committed a treasonous act against my king nor my country.’
    • ‘Hold anyone who has perpetrated this treasonous war accountable for their crimes.’
    • ‘He was falsely accused of treasonous crimes that could have resulted in the death penalty.’
    • ‘He was accused of a treasonous conspiracy to topple the government.’
    • ‘His only obligation is to investigate the treasonous acts of political operatives.’
    • ‘There is already treasonous talk amongst the military.’
    1. 1.1Involving or guilty of the betrayal of someone or something.
      ‘he never paid for his treasonous act against Valerie’
      • ‘dropping out of school was considered downright treasonous’
      • ‘it seems almost treasonous to criticize the film’
      • ‘Dropping out of public school was considered downright treasonous.’
      • ‘I believe I am acting quite kindly to you, ignoring your treasonous remarks against me!’
      • ‘It seems almost treasonous to criticise the final film.’
      • ‘It is almost treasonous to say so, but the club are not big enough to have four star turns up front.’