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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being insidious; deceitfulness; treachery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A subtle and cumulative harmfulness, especially of a disease.
  • noun the quality of being designed to entrap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A surreptitious harmfulness, quality of entrapment, or treacherousness; the characteristic of being insidious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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