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Synonyms for artifice
ˈɑr tə fɪsar·ti·fice

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. artifice

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, dodge, finesse, fraud, guile, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. artifice

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, cheat, wile, contrivance, craft, trick, fraud, machination, punning, imposture, stratagem

    Antonyms:
    fairness, candor, simplicity, openness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruse, artificenoun

    a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

    Synonyms:
    ruse

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. artificenoun

    Synonyms:
    stratagem, finesse, craft, guile, subtlety, wile, machination, ruse, diplomacy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "artifice":

    gimmick, firework

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How to use artifice in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Firework / feu d'artifice "est un merveilleux autonomisation hymne par Katy Perry, à mon avis. cette chanson très inspirante est dirigée exclusivement vers la plupart des gens avec un potentiel inexploité et non réalisés. dit la chanson haut et fort que chacun de nous est essentiellement un feu d'artifice, qui peut sembler ordinaire, inefficaces, laid, ou recouverts dans un emballage insignifiante. et pourtant, lorsque la situation droit naît, comme une flamme portée à un fusible, ils se enflammer et montrer comment incroyable, extraordinaire, et belle chacun d'eux est dans la réalité. ce un trop génial et puissant message positif, et si vrai!

  2. Patrick McHenry:

    Her projection of strength is a bit of an artifice.

  3. Alexis Rodrguez-Duarte:

    They have a wonderful collaborative relationship that creates beautiful photographs, they work at the intersection of fashion and portraiture and conjure a special mix of artifice…Through this collection people will see the range of contributions Cuban-Americans have made to this society.

  4. Gabrid Garcia Marquez:

    The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.

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