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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(verb)

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

    pasquinade, put-on, tarradiddle, duplicity, drool, twaddle, bilgewater, caper, burlesque, fraud, parody, baloney, takeoff, joke, mockery, tommyrot, humbug, pretender, charade, fake, faker, impostor, role player, sham, fraudulence, dupery, pseud, trick, pseudo, antic, lampoon, shammer, snake oil, travesty, sendup, tosh, boloney, deceit, taradiddle, spoof, imposter, bosh, prank

  2. hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on(verb)

    subject to a playful hoax or joke

    play tricks, play a joke on, play a trick on, trick, flim-flam, fox, fob, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hoax

    befool, gammon, bamboozle, dupe, trick, trepan

    guide, enlighten, undeceive, inform, direct, correct, regulate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hoax(n.)

    deception (for sport), cheat, fraud, imposition, practical joke

  2. hoax(v. a.)

    deceive (jocosely), cheat, impose upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prank, joke, deception, carve-up, scam, deceit, trick

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