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Another word for ploy

  1. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end

      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      2. (Informal) A taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.
      1. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
      2. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
      1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
      2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
      3. A sly trick; deceitful artifice; stratagem
      1. A special skill; a knack:
      2. A peculiar event with unexpected, often deceptive results:
      3. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
      1. Deception used to achieve an end:
      2. Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
      1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
      2. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
      3. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
      1. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
      2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
      3. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
      1. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
      2. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
      1. A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
      2. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
      3. Any skillful change of movement or direction in driving or controlling a vehicle or craft
      1. A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
      2. A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.
      3. A device, often with metal surfaces, used as a guide for a tool or as a template
      1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
      2. The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
      1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
      2. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
      3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
      1. A pretended blow or attack intended to put the opponent off guard, as in boxing or warfare
      2. A military attack or maneuver that is meant to divert attention away from a planned point of attack.
      3. A body movement that is intended to divert another's attention, often by being deliberately left uncompleted:
      1. The act of dodging:
      2. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
      3. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
      1. Something used to gain an artistic effect
      2. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
      3. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
      1. The fact or condition of being deceived
      2. The use of deceit.
      3. A ruse; a trick.
      1. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
      2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
      3. A sly or artful trick