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Meaning of “betrayal” in the English Dictionary

"betrayal" in British English

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betrayalnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /bɪˈtreɪ.əl/
an ​act of ​betraying someone or something, or the ​fact of someone or something being ​betrayed: This was the first in a ​series of betrayals. I ​felt a ​sense of betrayal when my ​friendsrefused to ​support me.
(Definition of betrayal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"betrayal" in American English

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betrayalnoun [C/U]

 us   /bɪˈtreɪ·əl/
the ​act of not being ​loyal when other ​peoplebelieve you are ​loyal : [U] I ​felt a ​sense of betrayal when my ​friendsrefused to ​lend me ​money.
(Definition of betrayal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “betrayal”
in Arabic خِيانة…
in Korean 배반, 배신…
in Portuguese traição, deslealdade…
in Catalan traïció…
in Japanese 裏切り, 背信…
in Chinese (Simplified) 背叛或者被出卖…
in Turkish ihanet, ifşa, açığa vurma…
in Russian предательство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 背叛,被出賣…
in Italian tradimento…
in Polish zdrada…
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