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betrayalnoun [C or U]

us   uk   /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 friends refused to support me.
(Definition of betrayal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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betrayalnoun [C/U]

us   /bɪˈtreɪ·əl/
the act of not being loyal when other people believe you are loyal : [U] I felt a sense of betrayal when my friends refused 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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