A Dictionary of the English Language
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Perfidious

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Perfídious. adj. [perfidus, Lat. perfide, Fr.] Treacherous; false to trust; guilty of violated faith.

Tell me, perfidious, was it fit
To make my cream a perquisite,
And steal to mend your wages.
Widow and Cat.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385) · Latin (690)

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