subdolous

adjective sub·do·lous \ˈsəbdələs\

Definition of subdolous

  1. :  somewhat sly :  crafty, cunning, artful

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Origin and Etymology of subdolous

Latin subdolus, from sub- + dolus fraud, deceit — more at tale


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