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Synonyms for insidious
ɪnˈsɪd i əsin·sid·i·ous

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insidious

    Synonyms:
    wily, treacherous, designing, dangerous, deceitful, sly, crafty, artful

    Antonyms:
    straightforward, sincere, undesigning, innocuous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insidiousadjective

    beguiling but harmful

    "insidious pleasures"

    Synonyms:
    subtle, pernicious

    Antonyms:
    safe, unseductive, harmless

  2. insidiousadjective

    intended to entrap

    Synonyms:
    subtle, pernicious

    Antonyms:
    unseductive, harmless, safe

  3. insidious, pernicious, subtleadjective

    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

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

    Synonyms:
    pestilent, elusive, subtle, baneful, pernicious, deadly

    Antonyms:
    harmless, safe, unseductive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insidiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    artful, sly, wily, arch, crafty, cunning, subtle, intriguing, designing, deceitful, treacherous, crooked, trickish, TRICKY, foxy, snaky, diplomatic, machiavelian

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "insidious":

    treacherous, underhand, sinister, scheming, wily, pervasive, sneaky, devious

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How to use insidious in a sentence?

  1. James Murdoch:

    The damage is profound, the sacking of the Capitol is proof positive that what we thought was dangerous is indeed very, very much so. Those outlets that propagate lies to their audience have unleashed insidious and uncontrollable forces that will be with us for years.

  2. Naomi Kahn:

    Because Judea and Samaria are the cradle of Jewish history, these areas are quite naturally the focal points of this insidious campaign.

  3. President Trump , Hayespivoted:

    The insidious destructive force of the path of least resistance is everywhere you look, heck, I feel the tug of it President Trump , Hayespivoted as my own news organization is embroiled in a very public controversy over its conduct. EX-NBC NEWS ANCHOR MATT LAUER REPORTEDLY EXPOSED HIMSELF TO TODAY PRODUCER The.

  4. Siegfried Fischbacher:

    Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days. I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy's life.

  5. Murray McCully:

    It's the start of a lengthy process to try to stamp out such insidious activity.


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