Part of speech:
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
Something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a fraud
A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
The definition of conundrum is a situation where there is no clear right answer or no good solution.
One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
The definition of forgery is the act of making a false signature, a copy of a painting or of other document.
The use of equivocal language.
A trick or deceitful act.
To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
The definition of a ruse is a trick.
A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a computer game, often by entering a cheat code.
The definition of a cover is something that goes over, rests on the surface or provides a place to hide.
A false show; sham
An artificial bird or animal, or sometimes a trained live one, used to lure game to a place where it can be shot
An intriguing; secret or underhanded plotting
(Countable) That which is fabricated; a falsehood
Duplicity or deceit; treachery.
A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity
Subterfuge is defined as a plan or action to hide what you’re doing.
A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
An ambush is defined as a surprise attack by someone, or something that was hidden.
Any of a set of spiraled wires or of lengths of gut, strung across the bottom of a snare drum for added vibration
Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
A measured area of land; a lot.
The hiding or placement of an object out of notice or sight.
The quality or state of being twofold or double.
The definition of a pretense is a false impression, a false claim or an attempt to make a falsehood appear true.
Lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception
The crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath.
Disguise is defined as a costume that hides your identity.
A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
An evasion of the main point as by emphasizing some petty detail; cavil
(Games) A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
An image or representation.
The definition of maneuver is a careful and skillful move or series of moves or a scheme or plot that requires skill to carry out.
A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
(Obs.) An impostor; cheat
A fraud or swindle.
A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy.
The buildings, fixtures, and equipment, including machinery, tools, and instruments, necessary for an industrial operation or an institution:
A single occasion; a time:
(US, dated) The card game poker.
The area or structure on a vessel from which the vessel is conned.
(Slang) sexual intercourse
An object of mockery, jest, or play:
A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.
An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
An ability or talent; an aptitude:
A short sliding step or movement, or a walk characterized by such steps.
To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
Any of a genus (Lunaria) of plants of the crucifer family, with purple and white flowers and large, flat, oval pods; esp., a plant (L. annua) whose pods are used in winter bouquets
The definition of veracity is truthfulness or accuracy.
The definition of a lie is a false statement.
(Informal) Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality:
A skill, talent, or capacity:
Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end:
(Archaic) To catch by guile; ensnare.
The definition of a device is a tool or technique used to do a task.
Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up.
An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
The definition of a stretch is a long, unbroken period of time or distance.
(Uncountable, with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
A fit or a period of giddiness.
(Nautical) Any of the periods of time, usually four hours, into which the day aboard ship is divided and during which a part of the crew is assigned to duty.
To make known unintentionally:
The definition of cozen is to cheat, or make someone believe something that isn't true.
To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
The definition of hoodwink is to trick or deceive someone.
To confuse; bewilder.
(--- 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
An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end
(Countable, singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
Something that has been made or done; result of a specific kind of activity or way of working [to have dental work done, skillful brushwork]
A clever, dexterous act
Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
The application of general principles of ethics to specific problems of right and wrong in conduct, in order to solve or clarify them
A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
The strength or force of one's position:
Any of a genus (Capparis) of trees and shrubs of the caper family, esp. a prickly, trailing Mediterranean bush (C. spinosa) whose tiny, green flower buds are pickled and used to flavor sauces, etc.
A playful trick; prank
A mischievous act
A clever expedient or way of doing something
One that stunts.
A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
An attempt; an effort:
A hobble or limp:
(Baseball, Cricket) The period of play in which a team has a turn at bat, completed in baseball by three outs and in cricket by ten outs
The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
(Australian) A period of rest.
To beguile is defined as to deceive someone in a cunning way or to enchant someone and make him become attracted to you.
Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
The definition of captious is a statement made for the purpose of creating an argument, or fond of finding the mistakes of others.
Not straightforward; shifty:
Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
(Usage Problem) Unaware or uninformed; naive.
Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
(Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
Clever, resourceful, original, and inventive
Simple; artless; naive; without guile
The definition of insidious is something or someone who works in a subtle or sly way, or in an intent to trap.
Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
Of, like, or characterized by the political principles and methods of expediency, craftiness, and duplicity set forth in Machiavelli's book, The Prince; crafty, deceitful, etc.
Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
Crafty or sly; devious.
Not straightforward; circuitous; devious:
Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest:
(Countable, bridge) A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
(Chess) An opening in which a pawn or other piece is sacrificed to get an advantage in position
A trick performed by a magician or juggler; sleight-of-hand.
The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.
Something that is peculiar, as a trait or habit
(Countable) An ornate medieval illusion dish or table decoration, especially when made from one thing but crafted to look like another.
Bait is defined as to tempt someone or something.
To cheat or swindle; defraud
To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
To plan and arrange the colors, furnishings, etc. of
To take something from by fraud; swindle:
(Military, intransitive) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align. Sometimes an imperative command.
(Informal) To get, arrange, or maneuver by cleverness, persuasion, etc., or esp. by craftiness, trickery, etc.
To repair (boots) with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
To deceive or cheat.
The definition of hornswoggle is slang and means to trick or deceive.
To make fun of; mock
To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
To make or keep secret. [from late 16th c.]
Spoof is to imitate someone and exaggerate his features to be funny, or to play a trick on someone.
A failure to understand; mistake of meaning or intention
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
The act or art of conjuring.
The working of supernatural miracles; magic
A deceptive outward appearance.
An exploiter of people.
(Informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
(Obs.) To cheat; trick; deceive
- Wile , often used in the plural, implies the use of allurements or beguilement to ensnare used all his wiles and cunning to close the deal
- Artifice stresses inventiveness or ingenuity in the contrivance of an expedient, trick, etc. artifices employed to circumvent the tax laws
- Maneuver , while specifically applicable to military tactics, in general use suggests the shrewd manipulation of persons or situations to suit one's purposes a political maneuver
- A stratagem is a more or less complicated ruse, by means of which one attempts to outwit or entrap an enemy or antagonist military stratagems
- Ruse applies to that which is contrived as a blind for one's real intentions or for the truth her apparent illness was merely a ruse to gain time
- Trick is the common word for an action or device in which ingenuity and cunning are used to outwit others and implies deception either for fraudulent purposes or as a prank
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