trickery

  • 1 Trickery — Trick er*y, n. The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 trickery — index artifice, collusion, deceit, deception, duplicity, falsification, frame up, fraud, hoax …

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  • 3 trickery — 1800, from TRICK (Cf. trick) + ERY (Cf. ery) …

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  • 4 trickery — *deception, double dealing, chicanery, chicane, fraud Analogous words:t *deceit, dissimulation, guile, cunning, duplicity: *imposture, cheat, fraud, sham, fake, humbug, counterfeit …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 trickery — [n] deception, joke bait and switch*, cheat, cheating, chicane, chicanery, con, deceit, dishonesty, dodge, double cross*, double dealing*, dupery, fast shuffle*, flimflam*, fourberie, fraud, funny business*, guile, hoax, imposture, pretense,… …

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  • 6 trickery — [trik′ər ē] n. pl. trickeries the act or practice of tricking; use of tricks; deception; fraud SYN. DECEPTION …

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  • 7 trickery — [[t]trɪ̱kəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Trickery is the use of dishonest methods in order to achieve something. They are notorious for resorting to trickery in order to impress their clients …

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  • 8 trickery — noun she suspects me of trickery Syn: deception, deceit, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, double dealing, legerdemain, sleight of hand, guile, craftiness, deviousness, subterfuge, skulduggery, chicanery, fraud, fraudulence, swindling; formal… …

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  • 9 trickery — trick ► NOUN 1) a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 2) a skilful act performed for entertainment. 3) an illusion: a trick of the light. 4) (before another noun ) intended to mystify or trick: a trick question …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 trickery — noun Date: 1796 the practice of crafty underhanded ingenuity to deceive or cheat Synonyms: see deception …

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  • 11 trickery — /trik euh ree/, n., pl. trickeries. 1. the use or practice of tricks or stratagems to deceive; artifice; deception. 2. a trick used to deceive. [1790 1800; TRICK + ERY] Syn. 1. See deceit. * * * …

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  • 12 trickery — noun The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture …

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  • 13 trickery — Synonyms and related words: art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, blind, bravery, cheat, cheating, chicane, chicanery, chiffon, clinquant, collusion, conjuration, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, covin, craft, craftiness,… …

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  • 14 trickery — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deception, dupery, fraud, quackery; see deception 1 , dishonesty . See Synonym Study at deception . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. deception, deceit, subterfuge, cheating, fraud, hoax, imposture, delusion, artifice,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 trickery — trick|e|ry [ˈtrıkəri] n [U] the use of tricks to deceive or cheat people …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 trickery — trick|er|y [ trık(ə)ri ] noun uncount the use of tricks to get what you want …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 trickery — trick·er·y || trɪkÉ™rɪ n. using tricks to deceive, deceiving, fooling …

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  • 18 trickery — noun (plural trickeries) the practice of deception …

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  • 19 trickery — n. Deception, fraud, artifice, deceitfulness, knavery, chicane, chicanery, stratagem …

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  • 20 trickery — noun (U) the use of tricks to deceive or cheat people …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English