perfidy perfidy  /ˈpɜr fɪ di/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) betrayal of a trust
  2. (n) an act of deliberate betrayal

Usage(s):

  1. The attack across the borders, even when the ambassador was negotiating peace, could only be termed as perfidy.
  2. Hector said that it was a case of ignominious perfidy when the authors failed to give him credit for research and analysis.
  3. Duped by perfidious bankers, Sharon is loathe to invest in any bank whatsoever.

News

  • An NSA drama goes crackpot

    Journalist Glenn Greenwald has enthralled paranoids on the right and the left with torrid tales of government perfidy but at some point even his ardent fan base will have to step back, take a look at the self-dramatization and conclude that this story is ripe for rapid deflation.
    on August 24, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "We stand here today because of the perfidy of one man: Rod Blagojevich," said Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, a Democrat who chaired a special impeachment committee. "To overturn the results of an election is not something that should be...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Barbara Flynn Currie Source: USA Today

  2. "He is not guilty of perfidy, but I do believe he is guilty of believing bad intelligence and giving us the same," Smith said.
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Gordon Smith Source: New York Times

  3. Valenti called it a day "that will live in perfidy."
    on Nov 19, 2003 By: Jack Valenti Source: USA Today

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