Deception synonyms

dĭ-sĕp'shən
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(Obsolete) The act of defrauding; a taking by fraud.
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Treason is the act of betraying your country or a betrayal of trust.
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The quality or state of being mendacious
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The telling of a lie or lies
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The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.
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The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
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A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie
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The quality of being dishonest; dishonest behavior; deceiving, stealing, etc.
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The definition of fraud is something said or done in a dishonest way to trick people.
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Deception used to achieve an end:
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The act or practice of duping; the condition of being deceived.
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Property of being insincere, lacking sincerity or truthfulness.
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A devious act or statement:
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The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
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The art of moving objects, such as balls, clubs, beanbags, rings, etc. in an artful or artistic manner.
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Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
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The definition of betrayal is the breaking of an agreement or doing something to hurt a relationship.
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The definition of a pretense is a false impression, a false claim or an attempt to make a falsehood appear true.
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The dissemination of intentionally false information to deliberately confuse or mislead.
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Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
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The quality of being tricky.
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The characteristic of being beguiled.
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The fact or practice of cozening; cheating, deception.
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Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
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The claim or pretense of holding beliefs, feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, behaviours, virtues, motivations, or other characteristics that one does not in actual fact hold. [from early 13th c.]
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The state or quality of being deceitful.
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The use of equivocal language.
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A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
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The natural wit or instincts of an animal.
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The definition of an artifice is a skill or craft that is clever but often manipulative or tricky.
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(Uncountable) Astuteness often marked by a certain sense of cunning or artful deception.
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The practice of deceiving
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The definition of an imposition is the act forcing someone or something on another, or a burden that is put on someone.
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The act or process of bamboozling or being bamboozled
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Activities intended to deceive; a con or hoax.
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Nonsense; humbug.
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Persuasive flattery or kind speech; smooth, wheedling talk; flattery.
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Devious or mischievous activity.
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Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
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An instance of swindling.
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The action of the verb dissemble
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The definition of chicanery is using trickery or dishonest means to deceive or achieve some purpose.
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Duplicity is defined as deception or a lie.
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A plausible but fallacious argument.
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The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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An effort to deceive, overwhelm, or persuade with insincere talk, especially flattery.
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(Card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
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The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting.
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The definition of a cheat is a dishonest person.
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(Obsolete) trick; deception
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An agreement between two or more individuals to perpetrate a fraud or to commit an illegal act.
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Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
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Counterfeit is defined as an imitation or forgery.
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(Law) A conspiracy of two or more people to defraud or injure another or others
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Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
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Hiding one's feelings or purposes.
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A false or mistaken idea, opinion, etc.; error
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The definition of finesse is skillful, artful or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.
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A magician's trick or trickery; sleight of hand; legerdemain
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(Slang) A way of making money, esp. a dishonest way
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An erroneous perception of reality:
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A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
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(Slang) Deceptive, nonsensical, or glib talk:
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The art or practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature.
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Something that falsely appears to be real
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A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
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A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; fraud; impostor
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An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
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(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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(Uncountable) Cunning or trickery.
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(Slang) A confidence game, especially one implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals.
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Subtlety is defined as having indirect or small distinctions.
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The definition of a wile is a trick or seducing behavior.
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Kindliness
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The fact or state of being disillusioned
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misleading; being dishonest
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The characteristic of being guileless; honesty.
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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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The state of being frank; candour; honesty.
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The quality of being truthful
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(--- Obs.) Honor
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(Uncountable) The state of being moral, honest and honourable.
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misleading; being dishonest
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Good name; reputation:
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The state or quality of being trustworthy or reliable.
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That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or "˜genuine' reality.
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(Uncountable) The property of being shifty.
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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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Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
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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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An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person
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A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation.
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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 act or practice of deceiving
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(Countable, singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
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A remarkable act carried out purportedly by magical means but actually by trickery or illusion, generally as a form of entertainment.
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an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
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Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
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A magic trick or magical effect.
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The working of supernatural miracles; magic
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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.
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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
Find another word for deception. In this page you can discover 111 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deception, like: defraudation, treason, mendacity, lying, trickery, double-dealing, deceit, dishonesty, fraud, subterfuge and untruth.