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I was just wondering if there a single English word or term that means "trust breaker" (that is, a person who breaks a trust).

  • Seems a "trust breaker" or "deal breaker" is a term for something someone does that changes the relationship. Hence the single word for such a concept would depend on the relationship. Infidelity could be a trust breaker in a personal relationship, but the overall term would still be trust breaker – mplungjan Aug 12 '13 at 12:38
  • But "trust breaker" could also be someone who breaks a trust. The question is ambiguous. – Andrew Leach Aug 12 '13 at 13:19
  • @AndrewLeach what I meant was, as you mentioned, someone who breaks trust in personal relationships. – Aram Aug 12 '13 at 13:30
  • @user49582 Fixed that for you. – Andrew Leach Aug 12 '13 at 13:32
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    Yes, but infidelity is a form of trust breaking. Not a word for trust breaking in general – mplungjan Aug 12 '13 at 13:36
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The words "turncoat" and "deceiver" can be used to mean "trust breaker," but both have a connotation of betrayal.

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Traitor and Betrayer are the two words I can think of other than the ones mentioned in the above answer.

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