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1 (New Testament) supposed brother of St James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless [syn: Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Thaddaeus]
2 (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver [syn: Judas Iscariot]
3 someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
4 a one-way peephole in a door

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From < יהודה



  1. A traitor, a person not to be trusted.

Proper noun

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes

Extensive Definition

Judas (Greek: Ιούδας) is the anglicized Greek rendering of the Hebrew name Yehudah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה), also rendered in English as Judah. Judas may refer to:




Judas in Danish: Judas
Judas in German: Judas
Judas in Esperanto: Judaso
Judas in French: Judas
Judas in Italian: Giuda
Judas in Hebrew: יהודה
Judas in Dutch: Judas
Judas in Norwegian: Judas (andre betydninger)
Judas in Japanese: ユダ
Judas in Polish: Judasz
Judas in Portuguese: Judas (desambiguação)
Judas in Russian: Иуда
Judas in Slovak: Judáš
Judas in Finnish: Juudas

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Benedict Arnold, Brutus, Judas Iscariot, Quisling, archtraitor, betrayer, cockatrice, conniver, conspirator, conspirer, convict, criminal, crook, deceiver, desperado, desperate criminal, double agent, double-crosser, double-dealer, felon, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, informer, intrigant, intriguer, jailbird, lawbreaker, machinator, mobster, outlaw, plotter, public enemy, quisling, racketeer, rat, schemer, scofflaw, serpent, snake, swindler, thief, thug, timeserver, traitor, treasonist, trimmer, turncoat, two-timer
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