[per-fid-ee-uh s] /pərˈfɪd i əs/
deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful:
a perfidious lover.
guilty, treacherous, or faithless; deceitful
1590s, from Latin perfidiosus “treacherous,” from perfidia (see perfidy). Related: Perfidiously; perfidiousness.
[pur-fi-dee] /ˈpɜr fɪ di/ noun, plural perfidies. 1. deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery: perfidy that goes unpunished. 2. an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery. /ˈpɜːfɪdɪ/ noun (pl) -dies 1. a perfidious act n. 1590s, from Middle French perfidie (16c.), from Latin perfidia “faithlessness, falsehood, treachery,” from perfidus “faithless,” from phrase […]
[purf-in] /ˈpɜrfˌɪn/ noun 1. a postage stamp having perforated initials punched into the paper: used by businesses to prevent unauthorized use of stamps. /ˈpɜːfɪn/ noun 1. (philately) the former name for spif
/ˈpɜːfiŋ/ noun 1. (NZ) the practice of taking early retirement, with financial compensation, from the police force
[per-foh-lee-it, -eyt] /pərˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. having the stem apparently passing through the leaf, owing to congenital union of the basal edges of the leaf round the stem. /pəˈfəʊlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/ adjective 1. (of a leaf) having a base that completely encloses the stem, so that the stem appears to pass through it