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insidia

insidia
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (malevolence)
a. maliciousness
Me sobrecogió la insidia con que los anónimos habían sido escritos.The maliciousness with which the anonymous letters had been written stroke fear into me.
b. insidiousness
Los políticos se acusan unos a otros de insidia constantemente. Habitan un mundo en el que reina la malevolencia.Politicians constantly accuse each other of insidiousness. They inhabit a world where malevolence reigns.
2. (malevolent act)
a. malicious act
El juez describió el delito como una insidia que debía ser castigada con dureza.The judge described the crime as malicious act that should be severely punished.
3. (stratagem)
a. trap
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Tu adulación es una insidia en la que no pienso caer.Your flattery is a trap I don't intend to fall for.
b. snare
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El papel del diablo es precisamente el de tender insidias a los hombres.The devil's role is precisely that of setting snares to catch men.
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insidia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (trampa)
a. trap, snare
2. (mala acción)
a. malicious act
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insidia
1 (trampa) snare; trap
2 (acto) malicious act
3 (mala intención) maliciousness
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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