Definitions for insidiousɪnˈsɪd i əs

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  1. insidious(adj)

    beguiling but harmful

    "insidious pleasures"

  2. insidious(adj)

    intended to entrap

  3. insidious, pernicious, subtle(adj)

    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

    "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"

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  1. Insidious(a.)

    Acting or proceeding unobserved or in a seemingly harmless manner, but slowly or eventually doing great damage; as, an insidious disease; an insidious plot.

  2. Origin: [L. insidiosus, fr. insidiae an ambush, fr. insidere to sit in; pref. in- + sedere to sit: cf. F. insidieux. See Sit.]

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  1. insidious(Adjective)

    Producing harm in a stealthy, often gradual, manner.

  2. insidious(Adjective)

    Intending to entrap; alluring but harmful

  3. insidious(Adjective)

    Treacherous.

  4. Origin: From insidiosus, from insidiae + -osus, from insideo, from in + sedeo.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Insidious(adj)

    lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly; treacherous; -- said of persons; as, the insidious foe

  2. Insidious(adj)

    intended to entrap; characterized by treachery and deceit; as, insidious arts

  3. Origin: [L. insidiosus, fr. insidiae an ambush, fr. insidere to sit in; pref. in- + sedere to sit: cf. F. insidieux. See Sit.]

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  1. Insidious

    Insidious is the 5th full-length album by Mephisto Walz. All the tracks on this album were arranged, recorded, mixed, written and produced by Barry Galvin. Christianna provided the vocals and David Glass supplied some of the drums for this album.


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