Perfidiousness vs Perfidy - What's the difference?

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Perfidiousness is a synonym of perfidy.


As nouns the difference between perfidiousness and perfidy

is that perfidiousness is (rare) unfaithfulness; deceitfulness; perfidy while perfidy is a state or act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.

perfidiousness

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (rare) Unfaithfulness; deceitfulness; perfidy.
  • * 1781 , , "Addison" in Lives of the Poets :
  • Not only Cato is vanquished by Caesar, but the treachery and perfidiousness of Syphax prevail over the honest simplicity and the credulity of Juba.

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    perfidy

    English

    Noun

    (perfidies)
  • A state or act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.
  • (legal) Specifically, in warfare, an illegitimate act of deception, such as using symbols like the to gain proximity to an enemy for purposes of attack.
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  • A state or act of deceit.
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    Synonyms

    * perfidiousness