- Jonson's plays challenged the audience to examine the impact of a society governed by deceit and subterfuge.
- This is unskillful because it requires subterfuge and deceit, it means that solemn promises made at the time of marriage are broken, and it amounts to a betrayal of trust.
- Using guerrilla tactics and subterfuge, Alfred beat the Vikings at their own game.
Late 16th century: from French, or from late Latin subterfugium, from Latin subterfugere 'escape secretly', from subter- 'beneath' + fugere 'flee'.
For editors and proofreaders
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.