transitive verb

obsolete : to plot or scheme against : lie in wait for

intransitive verb

obsolete : to lie in ambush : plot, scheme
insidiation noun
plural -s
insidiator noun
plural -s

Word History


Latin insidiatus, past participle of insidiari, from insidiae ambush, from insidēre to sit in

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“Insidiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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