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Synonyms for ruse
ˈru seɪruse

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. ruse, artificenoun

    a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

    Synonyms:
    artifice

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  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 Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. rusenoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. New York:

    ( As conservative lawyers suggest) is why it's a bit hard to swallow that this was just a ruse to see how reporters would react, as a later tweet suggested, this guy who purports to want to protect elections was just weeks ago saying reform of the Electoral Count Act was a ‘ trap, ’.

  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.

  5. Leslie Phillips:

    Don't know how he would have got to the Keys since that's like a good five hours from Tampa, but that's where he says that he is, i'm not positive on that, though. I think that that might be a ruse.


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