perfidiousness


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Noun1.perfidiousness - betrayal of a trustperfidiousness - betrayal of a trust      
disloyalty - the quality of being disloyal
insidiousness - the quality of being designed to entrap

perfidiousness

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He was perfectly astonished with the historical account gave him of our affairs during the last century; protesting "it was only a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishments, the very worst effects that avarice, faction, hypocrisy, perfidiousness, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice, and ambition, could produce.
Treachery and perfidiousness is being perpetrated by a Head of State, the President, Mr.
There is no judicial error or lack of serious evidence of Europe's perfidiousness.
The author seems to bring in front of the readers a character with a fundamentally negative structure: "in the memory of his contemporaries, Carol remained a man of unusual rapacity, of a stubbornness and diabolical perfidiousness, self-centered and lacking the most basic sense of loyalty, with an unhealthy penchant for debauchery and adventure, unrestrained and fickle, coward, paltry, showing an innate revulsion towards the popular masses, reactionary to the bone and with the manners of oriental despot.
Lemnitzer argues previous historians have paid too little attention to this dilemma, assuming the Palmerston government in Britain signed the Declaration either in a swoon of liberal ideology or in a typically British act of calculated perfidiousness.