Artifice synonyms

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The definition of a wile is a trick or seducing behavior.
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An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
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Skill or adeptness in execution or performance; dexterity.
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An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
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The definition of guile is slyness shown in a charming way.
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The definition of a ruse is a trick.
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A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation.
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The quality of being truthful
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Chastity or purity
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The state of being actual or real.
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(--- Obs.) Honor
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The state of being frank; candour; honesty.
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Purity; innocence
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hoax; clever act
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The condition of being ingenuous
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The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense.
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Lack of understanding about sensitive subjects such as sexuality and crime.
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Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.
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Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
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An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person
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(Countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
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Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
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Deceitful cleverness
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(Uncountable, plural only) Resources; riches.
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An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
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An ingenious or imaginative contrivance.
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The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
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(Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
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A skill, talent, or capacity:
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Skill
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The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
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Diplomacy is defined as the skill for dealing with people effectively in a positive way including the foreign relations with other countries.
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A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
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The definition of an intrigue is something that is done secretly through plotting.
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An artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent
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(Countable) An instance of being subtle, a subtle thing, especially a subtle argument or distinction.
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Lack of the ability to do something; incapability
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The lack of a capacity; an inability
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skill, cleverness
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The state or quality of being innocent; naivete
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Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
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The definition of a device is a tool or technique used to do a task.
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A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
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A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
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The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
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The definition of a jig is an energetic folk dance, or a template used with a saw for woodworking.
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A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
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Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
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A deceptive stratagem or device:
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(Uncountable) Trickery, games; skulduggery. To "call", "claim" or "declare" shenanigans is to rhetorically label something as officially deceitful, improper, or otherwise incorrect.
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The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
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The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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The characteristic or quality of being foxy
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(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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(West) To herd (cattle) roughly
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(Rare) trickery
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A long, very narrow loaf of French bread.
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(Now chiefly in French contexts) Deception, deceit; an instance of fraud. [from 17th c.]
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A subplot; a plot that is not the main plot of a story.
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