disfidare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin disfīdāre, present active infinitive of disfīdō, derived from Latin fīdō (I trust”, “I rely upon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dis.fiˈda.re/, [ˌd̪is̪fiˈd̪äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: disfidàre
  • Hyphenation: di‧sfi‧da‧re

Verb[edit]

disfidare

  1. (transitive, literary) to challenge (to a duel or competition)
    Synonym: sfidare
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) to distrust (someone)
    Synonym: diffidare
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to deem (a sick person) hopeless

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