Treachery vs Perfidy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between treachery and perfidy

is that treachery is deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith while perfidy is a state or act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.

treachery

English

Noun

(treacheries)
  • Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
  • The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.
  • Treason.
  • Synonyms

    * Punic faith * treacherousness

    Derived terms

    * treacher * treacherous

    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