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Synonyms for hoax

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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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How to use hoax in a sentence?

  1. David Burkard:

    I've had a lot of people say... I'm a hoax. I had someone report me to Facebook for being a fake profile.

  2. Donald Trump:

    We are giving tremendous amounts of paper, this was really a hoax created largely by the Democrats as a way of softening a loss.

  3. Matt Gaetz:

    Chairman @RepJerryNadler should prioritize a Judiciary investigation into how Jeffrey Epstein died in federal custody( in Nadlers own neighborhood !) over the Kavanaugh confirmation( which already happened), and the Russia hoax( which never happened).

  4. Rahm Emanuel:

    The state's attorney's office is saying he's not exonerated, he actually did commit this hoax, he's saying he's innocent and his words are true. They better get their stories straight, because this is making fools of all us.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Every time he sees me he says,' I didn't do The Russian ` hoax ', and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means The Russian ` hoax ', i said,' Did you do The Russian ` hoax ' ?' And he said,' No, I did not. Absolutely not,'.

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