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Meaning of PERFIDY

Pronunciation:  'purfidee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act of deliberate betrayal
  2. [n]  betrayal of a trust
 

PERFIDY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: betrayal, perfidiousness, treachery, treachery, treason
 
 See Also: dishonesty, disloyalty, double cross, double-crossing, insidiousness, knavery, sellout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"fi*dy\ (p[~e]r"f[i^]*d[y^]), n.; pl. {Perfidies}
(-d[i^]z). [L. perfidia, fr. L. perfidus faithless; per (cf.
Skr. par[=a] away) + fides faith: cf. F. perfidie. See
{Faith}.]
The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a
promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness;
treachery.

      The ambition and perfidy of tyrants.     --Macaulay.

      His perfidy to this sacred engagement.   --DeQuincey.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: betrayal, deceit, dirty pool, dirty trick, dirty work, disloyalty, double-dealing, duplicity, faithlessness, falseheartedness, falseness, falsity, foul play, hypocrisy, infidelity, insidiousness, perfidiousness, sellout, traitorousness, treacherousness, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness
 

 

 

 

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