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Synonyms for stratagem
ˈstræt ə dʒəmstrat·a·gem

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stratagem

    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, ruse, subterfuge, trick, wile

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stratagem

    Synonyms:
    artifice, tactics, trick, contrivance, generalship, manoeuvre, device, machination, plot, plan, deceit, imposition

    Antonyms:
    blunder, defeat, mismanoeuvre, miscontrivance, mismanagement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ploy, gambit, stratagemnoun

    a maneuver in a game or conversation

    Synonyms:
    dodge, gambit, contrivance, ploy

  2. contrivance, stratagem, dodgenoun

    an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

    "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

    Synonyms:
    gambit, devisal, convenience, scheme, ploy, gismo, widget, dodging, contrivance, gadget, appliance, lash-up, contraption, dodge, gizmo

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stratagemnoun

    Synonyms:
    artifice, device, manœuvre, intrigue, wile, trick, fetch, finesse, ruse, dodge, crafty device, artful contrivance, stroke of policy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stratagemnoun

    Synonyms:
    artifice, device, machination, maneuver, intrigue, ruse, finesse

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  1. List of paraphrases for "stratagem":

    ploy, ruse, sleight, trick

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