An act of betrayal, especially one disguised as a gesture of friendship.
disloyalty, treachery, perfidy, perfidiousness, bad faith, faithlessness, falseness
- ‘The fine acting held the audience, adults and teenagers throughout while the final, agonised Judas kiss brought some to tears.’
Judas kiss/ˈjo͞odəs kis/ /ˈdʒudəs kɪs/
Early 15th century with biblical allusion (Matt. 26:48) to the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.
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