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Definition 1: intended to entrap - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(insidious is similar to ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

Definition 2: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where insidious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • glaucoma is an insidious disease
  • a subtle poison

Synonyms for insidious in the sense of this definition

(insidious is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

Definition 3: beguiling but harmful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where insidious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • insidious pleasures

(insidious is similar to ...) tending to entice into a desired action or state

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