perfidious

[ per-fid-ee-uhs ]
/ pərˈfɪd i əs /

adjective

deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful: a perfidious lover.

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Origin of perfidious

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin perfidiōsus “faithless, dishonest”; cf. perfidy, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for perfidious

perfidious
/ (pəˈfɪdɪəs) /

adjective

guilty, treacherous, or faithless; deceitful

Derived forms of perfidious

perfidiously, adverbperfidiousness, noun
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