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hoax

noun

1 hoax

Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.

synonyms: dupery, fraud, fraudulence, humbug, put-on.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: fraude, geknoei, gerommel, gesjoemel, hoax, knoeierij, oplichterij



verb

1 hoax

Subject to a playful hoax or joke.

synonyms: play a joke on, pull someone's leg.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: bamboozle, befool, beguile, betray, bluff, cajole, cheat, cheat on, chicane, circumvent, clinquant, con, con game, conjure, counterfeit, cozen, deceive, deception, defraud, delude ... show more.

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