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English noun: trickery

1. trickery (communication) verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way


Synonymshanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, misrepresentation

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


Synonymschicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, wile


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation


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









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