Examples of perfidy in a Sentence
- A man who built his entire administration upon demanding unctuous loyalty from his allies now finds himself wounded by their shabby betrayal. You'd have to go back to one of Spain's humpbacked Hapsburgs to find court perfidy of the variety that is currently depleting the president's power. —Jack Hitt, Mother Jones, January & February 2006
- The petty Robespierres on the public stage appeal to "the real America" to rise up in fury against presidential perfidies; yet in poll after poll the real America keeps telling Washington that it has gone bonkers. —David L. Kirp, Nation, 8 Mar. 1999
- I lived there off and on for twenty years, through graduate studies, marriage, the end of marriage, the perfidies of middle age, all the while unaware of passion. —Susan Barron, New England Monthly, October 1989
They are guilty of perfidy.
he decided to forgive his wife's perfidy, choosing to ascribe it to a moment of uncharacteristic weakness
Recent Examples of perfidy from the Web
The speech was very long on the perfidy and neglect of the incumbent administration.
So close, in fact, that the crown princes convinced Kushner not just of Qatar’s perfidy but of the opportunity the blockade provided to further tilt American foreign policy toward the Saudis and away from Iran, according to the Trump adviser.
That means producers are willing to adapt the dumbest of movies (like this one, especially with a quarter-century remove) and, effectively, force talent on the level of composer Jason Robert Brown into profitable perfidy.
There is no reference to Awan-family perfidy in connection with the House communications system.
Swift was accused of treacherous perfidy, and her feed quickly began to look like the Reptile Discovery Center at the National Zoo.
After the Obamacare-repeal legislation fails due to the perfidy of the RINOs, McConnell can turn to tax and budget legislation and let the health-care mess simmer on a back burner until pressure mounts for a bipartisan fix of Obamacare.
But within 20 minutes, satellite networks controlled by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had seized on the damning news flash and began interviewing long lines of well-prepared commentators to expound on the perfidy of Qatar.
Her incoherent answers revolved around the greatness of Trump and the perfidy of his enemies.
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Synonymsdisloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, perfidiousness, infidelity, unfaithfulness
Antonymsallegiance, constancy, devotedness, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty
Related Wordsadultery; betrayal, double-cross, double-dealing, duplicity, sellout, treachery, treason; deceit, deception, lying
Near Antonymsstaunchness, steadfastness; dependability, reliability; honesty, trustworthiness
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