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Synonyms for trickery
ˈtrɪk ə ritrick·e·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trickery

    Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.

    Synonyms:
    craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lie, lying, prevarication, untruth

    Antonyms:
    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trickery

    Synonyms:
    deception, fraud, artifice, chicanery, knavery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trickery, hocus-pocus, slickness, hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggerynoun

    verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

    Synonyms:
    hocus-pocus, guile, wile, glibness, slip, skullduggery, jiggery-pokery, slipperiness, shenanigan, chicane, slickness, slick, hanky panky, skulduggery, chicanery

  2. trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigannoun

    the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

    Synonyms:
    deceitfulness, cunning, wile, hocus-pocus, devilment, rascality, skullduggery, devilry, jiggery-pokery, roguishness, slickness, mischief-making, chicanery, mischievousness, shenanigan, craftiness, guile, hanky panky, foxiness, roguery, wiliness, craft, mischief, slyness, deviltry, skulduggery, chicane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trickerynoun

    Synonyms:
    deception, fraud, artifice, deceitfulness, knavery, chicane, chicanery

  2. trickerynoun

    Synonyms:
    legerdemain, sleight of hand

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trickerynoun

    Synonyms:
    deception, chicanery, artifice, duplicity, machiavelianism, circumvention, indirection

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trickery":

    deception, deceit, trick, ruse, fraud

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How to use trickery in a sentence?

  1. Sam Rogers:

    Its just one honest shot, theres no trickery involved, showing the time machine and hoverboard gliding down the runway together, this time we were using velcro on the bottom of the boots, which meant I could tear away from the board if I ever needed to.

  2. Martin Terman:

    In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.

  3. Daniel Dromm:

    The issue has never been about having a gay group in the parade, it has always been about having an Irish gay group in the parade. For the parade organizers to try to pull this trickery by allowing an organization called OUT@NBC to march in the parade is not a solution.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Each one consciously or unconsciously; however, tries to use and benefit from others, for its interests, whether in a friendly way or trickery route of tricks.

  5. Tuncay Ulu:

    This is trickery, they treat people like herds. It has no impact because people know what they are doing.

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