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[tree-zuh-nuh s] /ˈtri zə nəs/
Origin of treasonous
1585-95; treason + -ous
Related forms
treasonously, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for treasonous
  • It's funny how so many consider the confederates as treasonous.
  • More then likely they would have been called treasonous and tared and feathered.
  • They are outright traitors themselves or apologists for treasonous behavior.
  • It authorises demonstrations even as it claims they no longer are justified and then labels them as treasonous.
  • Another correspondent was denounced as a possibly treasonous fabricator when he did report it.
  • He was guilty of not going to the authorities with the treasonous information.
Word Origin and History for treasonous

mid-15c., from treason + -ous. Related: Treasonously.

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