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Meaning of PERFIDIOUS

Pronunciation:  pur'fideeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans; "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"
 

PERFIDIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: punic, treacherous, unfaithful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*fid"i*ous\ (p[~e]r*f[i^]d"[i^]*[u^]s; 277), a.
[L. perfidious.]
1. Guilty of perfidy; violating good faith or vows; false to
   trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless; as, a
   perfidious friend. --Shak.

2. Involving, or characterized by, perfidy. ``Involved in
   this perfidious fraud.'' --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alienated, ambidextrous, artful, corrupt, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, disaffected, dishonest, disloyal, double, double-dealing, double-faced, doublehearted, double-minded, double-tongued, duplicitous, estranged, faithless, false, falsehearted, false-principled, hypocritical, insidious, Machiavellian, mercenary, recreant, shifty, slippery, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, treasonous, tricky, two-faced, unfaithful, unloyal, untrue, venal
 

 

 

 

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