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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hoax

    befool, gammon, bamboozle, dupe, trick, trepan

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-onverb

    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 onverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hoaxnoun

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

  2. hoaxverb

    deceive (jocosely), cheat, impose upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hoax":

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


  1. List of known nicknames for "Hoax":

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  1. Donald Trump:

    The hard left Democrats have been busy doing absolutely nothing for you, first it was the Russia hoax, then it was the Mueller report, the biggest lie ever perpetrated among the American people, Russia.

  2. James Comey:

    I think its good that he was able to finish the work and establish both that the Russia thing wasnt a hoax - that the Russians interfered in the election in a huge way, and thats really important, and then another piece of good news, the evidence didnt establish that any Americans conspired as part of that effort. That should be good news no matter what party youre associated with.

  3. Donald Trump:

    After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead. The collusion delusion is over, the Russia witch hunt was a plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans – many of them, they suffered – with an elaborate hoax.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I have nothing to hide, this was a hoax. This was a witch hunt. I have absolutely nothing to hide, and I think a lot of things are coming out with respect to the other side. But I have a lot of confidence in the attorney general.

  5. Bill Shine:

    I really do not believe in this whole sunscreen hoax. It just seems ridiculous to me to take your little infant -- the number one organ in your body is your skin.

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