betrayal of confidence definition, betrayal of confidence meaning | English dictionary

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betray  


      vb   tr  
1    to aid an enemy of (one's nation, friend, etc.); be a traitor to  
to betray one's country     
2    to hand over or expose (one's nation, friend, etc.) treacherously to an enemy  
3    to disclose (a secret, confidence, etc.) treacherously  
4    to break (a promise) or be disloyal to (a person's trust)  
5    to disappoint the expectations of; fail  
his tired legs betrayed him     
6    to show signs of; indicate  
if one taps china, the sound betrays any faults     
7    to reveal unintentionally  
his grin betrayed his satisfaction     
8    betray oneself   to reveal one's true character, intentions, etc  
9    to lead astray; deceive  
10    Euphemistic   to seduce and then forsake (a woman)  
     (C13: from be- + trayen from Old French trair, from Latin tradere)  
  betrayal      n  
  betrayer      n  
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See also:

betray, betrayer, betrothal, Beta

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
A tenacious confidence;mental toughness,self-belief,deep respect

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