Treachery

usgb/ˈtretʃəri/Volume
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Treachery often has a strong emotional effect, making people feel shocked and upset. SlideThe king's treachery left the entire court feeling betrayed and bewildered.
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Moral JudgmentPlay
The word 'treachery' carries a negative moral connotation, suggesting an unethical or immoral action. SlideMany considered his actions not just a mistake, but treachery of the highest order.
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Severity of BetrayalPlay
'Treachery' is used for serious betrayal, more severe than just letting someone down. SlideSelling secret information to competitors was seen as treachery, not just disloyalty.