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Synonyms for subterfuge
ˈsʌb tərˌfyudʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subterfuge, blind(noun)

    something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

    "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"

    Synonyms:
    screen, blind

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subterfuge

    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, stratagem, trick, wile

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subterfuge

    Synonyms:
    shift, evasion, artifice, excuse, pretext, dodge, underhandedness, sophistry

    Antonyms:
    assertion, promulgation, challenge, exhibition, manifestation, open handedness, frankness, daylight, vindication

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subterfuge(n.)

    Synonyms:
    evasion, excuse, shift, artifice, trick, quirk, shuffle, pretence, pretext, mask

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. subterfuge(n)

    Synonyms:
    artifice, evasion, shift, sophistry, excuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "subterfuge":

    loophole

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Subterfuge":

    Tom Barnett, Thomas Barnett

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How to use subterfuge in a sentence?

  1. Adam Schiff:

    This is not transparency, only a further subterfuge.

  2. Westwood One:

    Its happening right before our eyes, and its going to destroy the country, as they try to push us into a socialistic economic system and destroy whats left of our constitutional system, its been a subterfuge to undermine our constitutional system, to undermine our capitalist system, and to create this almost zen-like support for this radical agenda -- which hasas its purposeto destroy many of our freedom institutions in this country.


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