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From Latin subdolus, from sub + dolus (deceit).


subdolous (comparative more subdolous, superlative most subdolous)

  1. (obsolete) sly; crafty; cunning
    • 1828, Isaac Disraeli, Commentaries on the Life and Reign of Charles the First, King of England, volume 1:
      and it seems that the king was troubled, lest this subdolous and eloquent man should shake his resolution.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for subdolous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)