One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.‘anxiety insidiously infiltrates your thoughts and behaviour’‘slowly and insidiously the alcohol tightens its grip on the drinker’
- ‘Even more insidiously, tracking information can be used to exert social control.’
- ‘Prejudices are not only brought to texts, they are insidiously assigned them.’
- ‘The whole concept of the scout, insidiously checking that we behave, is similarly ridiculous.’
- ‘Such a situation is not just wrong per se—it also insidiously disfigures civic life.’
- ‘He was innocent, framed by the insidiously evil schoolteacher.’
- ‘A young acrobat can see an insidiously expanding mole on the face of those marked for imminent death.’
- ‘This spectacular cinematic achievement was marred only by the film's insidiously racist vision of the post–Civil War era.’
- ‘Piped insidiously into the atmosphere is a loop of orchestral arrangements of popular songs.’
- ‘What I hadn't yet realized was how insidiously memorable it is.’
- ‘The actor's low-key approach makes this the most insidiously terrifying individual he has ever portrayed.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.