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traitor

noun [C] uk   /ˈtreɪ.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/ disapproving
a person who is not loyal or stops being loyal to their own country, social class, beliefs, etc.: The leaders of the rebellion were hanged as traitors. The Chinese Communist Party branded (= called) Mr Gorbachev "a traitor to socialism".
traitorous
adjective uk   us   /-əs/ formal disapproving
Translations of “traitor”
in Arabic خائن…
in Korean 반역자…
in Malaysian pengkhianat…
in French traître, traîtresse…
in Turkish hain, vatan haini…
in Italian traditore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 背叛者,叛徒, 賣國賊…
in Russian предатель…
in Polish zdraj-ca/czyni…
in Vietnamese kẻ phản bội…
in Spanish traidor…
in Portuguese traidor, -ora…
in Thai ผู้ทรยศ…
in German der/die Verräter(in)…
in Catalan traïdor, -a…
in Japanese 裏切り者, 内通者…
in Indonesian pengkhianat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 背叛者,叛徒, 卖国贼…
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