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English noun: shenanigan

1. shenanigan (act) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Synonymsdevilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness

Broader (hypernym)misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed

Narrower (hyponym)blaze, hell, hooliganism, malicious mischief, monkey business, vandalism

2. shenanigan (act) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Synonymschicane, chicanery, guile, trickery, wile

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

Narrower (hyponym)dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, jugglery, put-on

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