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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: perfidiosus, from perfidia 'disloyalty', from perfidus 'disloyal', from per fidem decipere 'to deceive by trust'

perfidious

adjective
     
per‧fid‧i‧ous literary
someone who is perfidious is not loyal and cannot be trusted [= treacherous]

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