HyperDic: insidious

English > 3 senses of the word insidious:
ADJECTIVEallinsidiousbeguiling but harmful
allinsidiousintended to entrap
allinsidious, pernicious, subtleworking or spreading in a hidden / hidden and usually injurious way
insidious > pronunciation
Soundsihnsih'diyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > insidious: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbeguiling but harmful.
Example"insidious pleasures"
Broaderseductivetending to entice into a desired action or state
Spanishinsidioso
Nounsinsidiousnessthe quality of being designed to entrap
English > insidious: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningIntended to entrap.
Broaderdangerous, unsafeInvolving or causing danger or risk
Spanishinsidioso
Nounsinsidiousnessthe quality of being designed to entrap
English > insidious: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWorking or spreading in a hidden / hidden and usually injurious way.
Example"glaucoma is an insidious disease"
Synonymspernicious, subtle
BroaderharmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
Spanishinsidioso, pernicioso, sutil
Catalaninsidiós, perniciós, subtil
Nounsinsidiousnesssubtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
Adverbsinsidiouslyin a harmfully insidious manner

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