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trickery

noun

1 trickery

Verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way.

synonyms: hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness.

Roget 851: vulgarity, vulgarism; barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism; mauvis gout [Fr.], bad taste; gaucherie, awkwardness, want of tact; ill-breeding etc. (discourtesy) 895.    ... show more

Dutch: gesjoemel, hocus-pocus
Polish: cygaƄstwo, kuglarstwo



2 trickery

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

synonyms: chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, wile.

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

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... show more

Dutch: chicanes, chikane, drogreden, fopperij, list, trucage, valsspelerij


Moby thesaurus: art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, blind, bravery, cheat, cheating, chicane, chicanery, chiffon, clinquant, collusion, conjuration, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, covin ... show more.

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