A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie
The telling of a lie or lies
Treason is the act of betraying your country or a betrayal of trust.
The quality or state of being mendacious
A devious act or statement:
A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
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.
Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
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.
The practice of deceiving
The definition of an imposition is the act forcing someone or something on another, or a burden that is put on someone.
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.
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
(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
misleading; being dishonest
(--- Obs.) Honor
Good name; reputation:
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
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
The definition of a cheat is a dishonest person.
- 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 115 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deception, like: defraudation, deceit, lying, treason, circumvention, cunning, guile, mendacity, indirection, prevarication and flimflam.