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Synonyms for treason
ˈtri zəntrea·son

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. treason

    A fraud is an act of deliberate deception with the design of securing something by taking unfair advantage of another. A deceit or deception may be designed merely to gain some end of one's own, with no intent of harming another; an imposition, to take some small advantage of another, or simply to make another ridiculous. An imposture is designed to obtain money, credit, or position to which one is not entitled, and may be practised by a street beggar or by the pretender to a throne. All action that is not honest is dishonesty, but the term dishonesty is generally applied in business, politics, etc., to deceitful practises which are not directly criminal. Fraud includes deceit, but deceit may not reach the gravity of fraud; a cheat is of the nature of fraud, but of a petty sort; a swindle is more serious than a cheat, involving larger values and more flagrant dishonesty. Fraud is commonly actionable at law; cheating and swindling are for the most part out of the reach of legal proceedings. Treachery is chiefly used of dishonesty in matters of friendship, social relations, government, or war; treachery may be more harmful than fraud, but is not so gross, and is not ordinarily open to legal redress. Treason is a specific form of treachery of a subject to the government to which he owes allegiance, and is definable and punishable at law. Compare ARTIFICE; DECEPTION.

    artifice, cheat, cheating, deceit, deception, dishonesty, duplicity, fraud, imposition, imposture, swindle, swindling, treachery, trick

    fairness, good faith, honesty, integrity, truth, uprightness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. treason, high treason, lese majestynoun

    a crime that undermines the offender's government

    high treason, betrayal, subversiveness, traitorousness, perfidy, treachery, lese majesty

  2. treason, subversiveness, traitorousnessnoun

    disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior

    high treason, betrayal, subversiveness, traitorousness, perfidy, treachery, lese majesty

  3. treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidynoun

    an act of deliberate betrayal

    high treason, perfidiousness, betrayal, traitorousness, perfidy, subversiveness, treachery, lese majesty

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Editors Contribution

  1. seditionnoun

    Submitted by stretchyourlove on August 29, 2021  
  2. public works

    any type of project that has death. included in its plan. is a deliberate form of treason.

    pilot projects requiring a target to unknowingly participate.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. treasonnoun

    treachery (to a sovereign or a government), disloyalty, LEZE-MAJESTY, breach of allegiance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "treason":

    betrayal, treachery, infidelity, sell-out, rebellious

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  1. Khin Soe Soe Kyi:

    This violates the human rights of the whole citizenry. This is not a coup. This is a treason against the government. I will have to say that this is state treason.

  2. Todd Nettleton:

    So Christianity isnt just a foreign religion or a different philosophical lens through which to look at the world, its treason ! If Jesus Christ is Jesus Christ, then by definition, Kim Jong Un isnt. That idea is so dangerous to the regime that it simply can not be allowed to spread inside North Korea.

  3. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We never considered even the possibility that they might be involved in this kind of a treason. They were citizens of our country and we supported them to the fullest as citizens of our country.

  4. Ron Paul:

    Truth is treason in the empire of lies.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Wherever authorities impose censorship; they invite dangers; they open the ways for internal and external enemies; they commit the crime of destabilizing the state's security. Indeed, such a move falls under the part of treason.

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