treacherous
[ trech-er-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from Old French trecherous, from trecheor "a cheat," from trechier "to cheat"
Synonyms
    1.
  • shaky unsound undependable
    2.
  • unsafe hazardous dangerous
Antonyms
    1.
  • strong stable straightforward
    2.
  • safe harmless secure
Definition
1. unstable or insecure, as in footing
2. dangerous; hazardous
Examples
1. A) The wobbly bridge was a treacherous path for the hikers to take. B) The motorcyclist was worried his bike could not make it through the treacherous trail.
2. A) The treacherous journey through the mountains proved exciting to the fearless wanderers. B) We decided to stay home and take shelter from the treacherous storm.
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