toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

insidious
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
not appearing dangerous, but actually very harmful over time

or:

treacherous  (dangerous due to trickery or from hidden or unpredictable risks)
  • In Naoetsu's little POW insurgency, perhaps the most insidious feat was pulled off by Louie's friend Ken Marvin, a marine who'd been captured at Wake Atoll.
    p. 285.6
  • As bad as were the physical consequences of captivity, the emotional injuries were much more insidious, widespread, and enduring.
    p. 346.9

There are no more uses of "insidious" in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®