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Insidious

Insidious

BEING PERPLEXED, AS IS SO OFTEN THE CASE, BY AN OFFICIAL FORM

adj. — wily, scheming; lying in wait to entrap or ensnare; operating secretly to not arouse suspicion; sly, treacherous, deceitful, underhand, artful, cunning, crafty

fm. Latin, insidiosus, meaning cunning, or insidiae, ambush; carried over to French as insidieux

first published. 1545

inspiration. a colleague, whose nagging soccer injury has forced her to consult a series of doctors over time. The paperwork for a recent office visit asked her to identify the nature of her injury: chronic, traumatic, insidious—inspiring a long debate on just what an insidious injury could be. We never really came up with an answer.

featured image. the insidious Snidely Whiplash, nemesis of Dudley Do-Right, from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1959–64). He’s on the right.

Insidious

This entry was published on 25 April 2017 at 9:00 am. It’s filed under I and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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