treasonous

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Trump’s world view, these are treasonous sentiments to express. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2022 The scheming this episode also includes Criston Cole, essentially on Otto's behalf, killing council member Lyman Beesbury for daring to say what was obviously true: that the throne is being usurped in an obviously treasonous move. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 17 Oct. 2022 Make way, The Bold and the Beautiful, for the tawdry and[MT1] the treasonous. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 26 Sep. 2022 Trump, if indicted, will throw gallons of his own gasoline on that toxic and treasonous fire. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 29 Aug. 2022 By resorting to the flea flicker, my opponent has shown himself to be a treasonous serpent, a corruptor of youth, the spiritual heir to Judas Iscariot, Iago and Benedict Arnold. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 Trump’s treasonous attempts to illegally hold on to power will endure. Listen closely to her concession speech tonight. Teresa M. Hanafin, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2022 During the Jim Crow era, nine Southern Army bases were named for treasonous Confederate generals who fought to preserve slavery and white supremacy. New York Times, 4 July 2022 During the Jim Crow era, nine Southern Army bases were named for treasonous Confederate generals who fought to preserve slavery and white supremacy. Chris Cameron, BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of treasonous was in 1593

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“Treasonous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treasonous. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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