A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie
The telling of a lie or lies
The practice of deceiving
Treason is the act of betraying your country or a betrayal of trust. The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
The quality or state of being mendacious
A devious act or statement:
A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
The definition of an imposition is the act forcing someone or something on another, or a burden that is put on someone.
Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
The definition of fraud is something said or done in a dishonest way to trick people.
Deception used to achieve an end:
The art of moving objects, such as balls, clubs, beanbags, rings, etc. in an artful or artistic manner.
The definition of betrayal is the breaking of an agreement or doing something to hurt a relationship.
Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
The use of equivocal language.
The definition of an artifice is a skill or craft that is clever but often manipulative or tricky. Persuasive flattery or kind speech; smooth, wheedling talk; flattery.
Devious or mischievous activity.
Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
(Card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
An agreement between two or more individuals to perpetrate a fraud or to commit an illegal act.
misleading; being dishonest
The quality of being dishonest; dishonest behavior; deceiving, stealing, etc.
The definition of a pretense is a false impression, a false claim or an attempt to make a falsehood appear true.
The definition of chicanery is using trickery or dishonest means to deceive or achieve some purpose.
Duplicity is defined as deception or a lie.
A plausible but fallacious argument.
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
An effort to deceive, overwhelm, or persuade with insincere talk, especially flattery. The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting.
Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
Counterfeit is defined as an imitation or forgery.
(Law) A conspiracy of two or more people to defraud or injure another or others
Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
A false or mistaken idea, opinion, etc.; error
The definition of finesse is skillful, artful or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.
A magician's trick or trickery; sleight of hand; legerdemain
(Slang) A way of making money, esp. a dishonest way
An erroneous perception of reality:
(Slang) Deceptive, nonsensical, or glib talk:
The art or practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature.
Something that falsely appears to be real
A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; fraud; impostor An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation. (Countable) The result or product of being sly.
(Slang) A confidence game, especially one implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals.
Subtlety is defined as having indirect or small distinctions.
The definition of a wile is a trick or seducing behavior.
The fact or state of being disillusioned
fair dealing (antonym)
misleading; being dishonest The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense. That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or "˜genuine' reality. (Uncountable) The property of being shifty.
The definition of a device is a tool or technique used to do a task.
A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
The definition of a jig is an energetic folk dance, or a template used with a saw for woodworking.
A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person (Uncountable) Trickery, games; skulduggery. To "call", "claim" or "declare" shenanigans is to rhetorically label something as officially deceitful, improper, or otherwise incorrect.
The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
The act or practice of deceiving
(Countable, singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
A magic trick or magical effect.
The working of supernatural miracles; magic Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
The definition of a cheat is a dishonest person. Synonym Study
implies the use of clever but tricky talk or action, esp. in legal actions
implies the use of tricks or ruses in deceiving others
suggests an artifice or stratagem used to hide one's true objective, to evade something, or to gain some end
suggests deliberate deception in dishonestly depriving a person of property, rights, etc.
is applied to anything that deceives, whether by design or illusion
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