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insidious
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
not appearing dangerous, but actually very harmful over time

or:

treacherous  (dangerous due to trickery or from hidden or unpredictable risks)
  • It's insidious.
    p. 233.4
insidious = not appearing dangerous, but actually very harmful over time
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