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Synonyms for ruse
ˈru seɪruse

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruse

    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, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, dodge, finesse, fraud, guile, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruse, artificenoun

    a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

    Synonyms:
    artifice

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rusenoun

    Synonyms:
    [Fr.] stratagem, trick, fraud, artifice, dodge, wile, manœuvre, deceit, deception, delusion, imposture, BAM, chouse, fetch, clap-trap, crafty device

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rusenoun

    Synonyms:
    artifice, wile, trick, stratagem, maneuver, feint, dodge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ruse":

    trick, ploy, cunning, stratagem, rousse, guile, trickery

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How to use ruse in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Fisher:

    Whether or not Nancy Drew's really dead is the real question, my take is that I see it as being more of a ruse, and hopefully Nancy Drew is really alive and controlling the show from the shadow and investigating in secret.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Russia is a ruse, I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge, no person that I deal with does.

  3. Thom Brooks:

    The general view is that it's a money-making ruse by the Home Office, i haven't really found anyone who found that the test was particularly beneficial for helping them settle in the country.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. Haven't made a phone call to Russia in years.

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