insidiousness :

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  • n  subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
  • n  the quality of being designed to entrap

  • Instead, the focus was the insidiousness of mental illness.
  • Perhaps it is the sheer insidiousness of crack, the newly popular, highly potent form of cocaine that can in short order transform the casual pleasure seeker into an addict.
  • Instead, the focus was the insidiousness of mental illness.

  • Lary Sorensen in
    My alcoholism cost me a marriage, my family, my job and lots of friendships,Sorensen said this week. "It's not an unusual story. The insidiousness of the disease is that I sat there in jail every night for 30 nights (in 2003) saying, 'Boy,...
  • Paul Thurrott in USA Today
    Microsoft completely botched UAC,Thurrott says. "It's almost criminal in its insidiousness."
  • Robert Gates in The Associated Press
    If we are to optimise the most from tourism, then controlling the high level of crime is imperative. No one wants to visit a destination where their safety is at risk. You can't have a vibrant tourism industry where the insidiousness of crime... Michael Lee-Chin Jamaica Observer May 11, 2006 52250 69562 insight Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters that he was impressed with the general's strategic insight and independent thinking."

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