treasonous

adjective
trea·​son·​ous | \ˈtrēz-nəs, ˈtrē-zə-nəs\

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According to the Washington Post, some lawmakers saw her protests as treasonous, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars called for Fonda to be tried as a traitor. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Megyn Kelly Called Out Jane Fonda's 'Hanoi Jane' Past. There's a Complicated Story Behind the Nickname," 24 Jan. 2018 Richard Painter has spent much of the past 13 months calling Donald Trump a treasonous, racist pervert on cable news and Twitter. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Richard Painter Mulls Trying to Throw Senate Race to Pro-Trump Republican," 7 Mar. 2018 The current President of The United States wants immigrants who will preserve monuments to treasonous Confederate rebels who sought to preserve slave states and create more of them. Jeff Darcy, cleveland.com, "False missile alert human errors: Darcy cartoon," 17 Jan. 2018 The British considered signing the Declaration of Independence to be treasonous. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Remembering the Woman Who 'Signed' the Declaration of Independence," 4 July 2018 About a year ago, Trump began hinting at potentially treasonous actions and a broader scandal involving Awan. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Trump’s own Justice Department reprimands his conspiracy theorizing," 3 July 2018 What the Houthis have said Their leader, Abdul Malik al-Houthi, hailed Saleh's death in a speech on Monday as a victory against a treasonous conspiracy by Yemen's Saudi enemies. Houston Chronicle, "Missouri City, Houston men caught up in alleged espionage scheme involving Chinese company," 27 Apr. 2018 But their actions as spies are inherently treasonous, making them at once both fiercely loyal and intensely treacherous. Michael Sangiacomo, cleveland.com, "Superman turns 80, DC boasts stealing Bendis and The Terrifics are fantastic: Journey Into Comics," 28 Mar. 2018 Not least because since Xi’s eponymous political thought was added to the constitution, challenging him could be construed as treasonous. Charlie Campbell / Beijing, Time, "'More Opposition in Mao's Time.' Why China's Xi Jinping May Have to Rule for Life," 12 Mar. 2018

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1593, in the meaning defined above

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