perfidy

Part of speech: noun

Treachery; faithlessness.

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Usage examples "perfidy":

  1. He and the professor might be strung together for examples of perfidy! - "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. He was a man both by nature and by habit not delicate in his use of means to attain an end; he could be both cruel and unscrupulous upon occasion; but he had no taste for deliberate perfidy, he had no capacity for meanness, and he contemplated the narrow- shouldered, suave- tongued clerk with a rising disgust. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. The strains of the beautiful music seemed to Stainton to be a loveliness unworthily draping, on the stage, the story of a base man's perfidy; and the pleasant indiscretions of the fashionable opera- gowns to be clothing, in the audience, none but women that had already stripped their souls in one or other of the scandalous rituals imposed by modern law for the dissolution of the most private of relationships. - "Running Sands", Reginald Wright Kauffman.