To confound or prove wrong; surprise, especially pleasantly:
To confuse; bewilder.
To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
Tending to delude.
Tending to deceive; delusive.
Tending to mislead; deceptive:
Dealing with ideas or matters in a way that is not realistic; impractical or visionary
Trickery or craft
An imaginary monster made up of grotesquely disparate parts.
An act or example of cozening.
The use of deceit.
A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
Plural form of delusion of grandeur
Delusions of grandeur; megalomania
A deceptive hope, goal, or influence; delusion
The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
An extraordinarily complicated situation.
Extreme, irrational distrust of others.
(Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever.
The definition of a wile is a trick or seducing behavior.
Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
To manage to get away from; elude
To violate rules deliberately, as in a game:
To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
To delude is defined as to trick someone or to cause someone to believe something that is untrue.
To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
The definition of hoodwink is to trick or deceive someone.
To make known unintentionally:
To bluff is to pretend something that is not true.
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
(Stud Poker) To bluff when one holds four cards of the same suit (four flush) instead of the five in a true flush
The definition of deceptive is something that is misleading or that is presenting a lie.
A false or mistaken idea.
To avoid or evade
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