trea·​son·​ous | \ ˈtrēz-nəs How to pronounce treasonous (audio) , ˈtrē-zə-nəs \

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Recent Examples on the Web That Netanyahu and his supporters have taken to branding hard-right politicians in treasonous terms once reserved for peacenik leaders shows the rightward drift of Israeli politics under his governance. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 13 June 2021 Even hinting at the overthrow of our government is treasonous, prosecutable under the law. Roy S. Johnson |, al, 8 June 2021 In Utah a week ago, Sen. Mitt Romney was roundly booed by members of his party, while prevailing in a censure vote, for criticisms of Trump that hecklers called treasonous. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 May 2021 Taking their name from the four notorious Chinese Communist Party officials accused of treasonous crimes during the Cultural Revolution, Gang of Four came up with fellow bands like the Mekons and Delta 5. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 Trump is cast as treasonous while Democrats and a handful of opportunistic Republicans clear a path to reclaim the greatness of the country after four years during which resistance to the federal government was a fashionable position. Kandist Mallett, The New Republic, 18 Jan. 2021 Oh, great — a treasonous terrorist masquerading as a patriot. Jodi Walker,, 27 Feb. 2021 The thought of funding and dispersing vaccines to poorer nations halfway across the globe with so many Americans in need would come across to many as either inept or even treasonous. CNN, 26 Feb. 2021 In calling for unity Wednesday, Biden was in effect saying, enough—not only with treasonous insurrection but also with the identification of government as the enemy. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 21 Jan. 2021

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1593, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2021

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“Treasonous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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