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artifice

see definition of artifice
  • nounhoax; clever act
  • nouncunning; deception
  • nounskill, cleverness
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Synonyms for artifice

noun hoax; clever act
  • contrivance
  • gimmick
  • con
  • device
  • dodge
  • expedient
  • gambit
  • machination
  • maneuver
  • play
  • ploy
  • racket
  • ruse
  • savvy
  • scam
  • stratagem
  • subterfuge
  • tactic
  • wile

Antonyms for artifice

  • honesty
  • artlessness
  • candor
  • frankness
  • honor
  • inability
  • incapacity
  • ingenuousness
  • innocence
  • openness
  • reality
  • simplicity
  • sincerity
  • truthfulness
  • uncleverness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

cheat

noun. trick
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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