dupery, put-on, humbug, hoax, fraudulence, fraud
n. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
deceit, fraudulence
n. the quality of being fraudulent
duplicity, fraudulence
n. a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
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tactical manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, manoeuvre, maneuver
n. a move made to gain a tactical end
fast one, trick
n. a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
perfidy, treason, betrayal, treachery
n. an act of deliberate betrayal
dissimulation, dissembling, deceit, deception
n. the act of deceiving
shenanigan, wile, guile, chicane, chicanery, trickery
n. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
n. criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud
rig, cheat, swindle
n. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
n. a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
fake, juke
n. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
n. the tendency to be untruthful
evasiveness, prevarication, equivocation
n. intentionally vague or ambiguous
sophistication, sophistry, sophism
n. a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
prevarication, lie
n. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
fable, fiction, fabrication
n. a deliberately false or improbable account
put-on, pasquinade, charade, travesty, burlesque, takeoff, mockery, sendup, spoof, lampoon, parody
n. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
dissimulator, pretender, phoney, phony, dissembler, hypocrite
n. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
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