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English definition of “betrayal”

betrayal

noun [C, U]     /bɪˈtreɪəl/
cruel or dishonest behaviour towards someone who trusts you: a betrayal of trustDisloyalty, betrayal and treason
(Definition of betrayal noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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