from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A surreptitious harmfulness, quality of entrapment, or treacherousness; the characteristic of being insidious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A subtle and cumulative harmfulness, especially of a disease.
- n. the quality of being designed to entrap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being insidious; deceitfulness; treachery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
- n. the quality of being designed to entrap
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And this part of the -- I think you used the word insidiousness of the piece, that they laid that down like a bed of lettuce under the big salmon to demonstrate that this was a longstanding, or at least to intimate that this is a longstanding pattern of behavior, which is not so.
My mind wasn't changed but my eyes were opened to the insidiousness of the corporate lobby.
That something like his could still be written, and by a woman, seems to me the ultimate insidiousness - it sends a message to girls (the series is aimed at YA) that that is how they should want to be to get what they want.
The insidiousness of the recent TV show "Saturday Hunter," starring loathsome religious Jews, would have made Hitler weep tears of joy.
Though the government is to blame, it may be the emerging capitalist class that receives the blame: Keynes also stressed the particular insidiousness of the confusion over the causes of inflation.
QUESTION: With the insidiousness of the radicalisation of young Australians, how much of a threat is that home grown terrorist?
"Oh.Ok. That would explain the insidiousness of this malware."
Bishops and the Pope are too distracted to tend to the real insidiousness in our world.
Probably the biggest factor, however, is that it was unprepared for the cynicism of the vested interests, the tenacity of Republican obstructionism, and the insidiousness of the climate deniers.
It's the insidiousness of it that is so distasteful in Denver.