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Another word for deception

  1. The act or practice of deceiving

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Another word for deception

Synonym Study

  • Chicanery implies the use of clever but tricky talk or action, esp. in legal actions
  • Trickery implies the use of tricks or ruses in deceiving others
  • Subterfuge suggests an artifice or stratagem used to hide one's true objective, to evade something, or to gain some end
  • Fraud suggests deliberate deception in dishonestly depriving a person of property, rights, etc.
  • Deception is applied to anything that deceives, whether by design or illusion