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synonyms for hoax

  • bamboozle
  • bluff
  • chicane
  • con
  • deceive
  • delude
  • dupe
  • fleece
  • flimflam
  • fool
  • frame
  • gammon
  • gull
  • hoodwink
  • murphy
  • rook
  • sting
  • swindle
  • fake out
  • play games with
  • pull one's leg
  • run a game on
  • set up
  • take for a ride
  • take in
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antonyms for hoax

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How to use hoax in a sentence

The social network announced its new rules for ads on Tuesday, expanding a previous policy against ads touting vaccine hoaxes.
FACEBOOK DEFENDS DECISION TO LEAVE ANTI-VACCINE POSTS UNTOUCHED AS IT BANS ANTI-VAXXER ADSDANIELLE ABRILOCTOBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
I thought I’d be having to deal with a lot more people thinking coronavirus is a hoax.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A CONTACT TRACER? WE SPOKE WITH 3 TO FIND OUT.BY LOGAN JAFFEOCTOBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
In the last 12 hours, the President had tweeted repeatedly about his poll numbers and various alleged hoaxes and conspiracies, but issued no statements about the tie-up between Oracle and TikTok.
TWITTER USERS SOUND OFF ABOUT ORACLE’S TIKTOK DEALJEFFSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Americans might have been less conflicted had they known that the baby incubator story was a hoax.
THE GREAT LIE OF THE FIRST GULF WARMAT NASHEDAUGUST 17, 2020OZY
Within segments of the political blogosphere, global warming is dismissed as either a hoax or so uncertain as to be unworthy of response.
CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES HIGHLIGHT HOW HUMANS ARE HARDWIRED TO DISMISS FACTS THAT DON’T FIT THEIR WORLDVIEWLGBTQ-EDITORJULY 2, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The fact that the whole affair subsequently proved to be a hoax would not in the least disturb Hunt.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
It was another hoax, and a most daring and gigantic one, on the part of Jack and his friends, upon their long-suffering tutor.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The atmosphere is perfect for our hoax and several of us who are "in the know" feel sort of creepy as we wait for the next flash.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
Almost immediately it was announced that the news of the victory had been a hoax.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Smiling in appreciation of the proposed hoax the widow took a step or two.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
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WORDS RELATED TO HOAX

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bilk
  • con
  • confound
  • confuse
  • deceive
  • defraud
  • delude
  • dupe
  • flimflam
  • hoax
  • hoodwink
  • hornswoggle
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • stump
  • swindle
  • trick
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