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Definition of Insidious

Insidious

  1. Lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly; treacherous; -- said of persons; as, the insidious foe.
  2. Intended to entrap; characterized by treachery and deceit; as, insidious arts.

Insidious Quotations

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

We can't just rail against crime. We must speak of the root problems - devastating family breakup, an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life, skyrocketing prisoner recidivism rates that rob our communities of husbands and fathers - and recognize that there is a societal role in rehabilitation and restoration.
Frank Wolf

I'm a Canadian. Outside Canada I carry the flag. Canadian nationalism isn't as insidious as American nationalism, though. It's good natured. It's all about maple syrup, not war.
Feist

Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice.
Miroslav Volf

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
Louis D. Brandeis
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Insidious Translations

insidious in Dutch is arglistig
insidious in German is hinterlistig
insidious in Spanish is insidioso
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