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There's a word for someone that betrays, eg. the traitor and I wondered, is there a specific, single english word that means, "someone that was a victim of a betrayal"? So something that isn't broad and can be used for a variety of scenarios such as victim.

  • Not sure if there's a single word. Look into "betrayal trauma". It's a term often associated with victims of betrayal. – Michael_B Sep 17 at 23:42
  • You should say someone who not someone that. – tchrist Sep 18 at 0:00
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    Betrayed works just fine. "The betrayed often find it difficult to trust again." – David M Sep 18 at 0:56
  • The betrayer betrayed the betrayee? – Asadefa Sep 19 at 18:34
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Someone who has been betrayed can simply be referred to as "the betrayed".

This is similar to how you would say "the deceased", as in -

  • Half the services I've been to, the presiding reverend never met the deceased and still managed to say something nice.

Therefore, "the betrayed" works just fine. Taking David M's example from the comments -

"The betrayed often find it difficult to trust again."

  • Why the downvote? – Justin Sep 19 at 18:57

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