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machination

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  • nounmaneuver, plot
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Synonyms for machination

noun maneuver, plot
  • conspiracy
  • intrigue
  • ploy
  • ruse
  • stratagem
  • artifice
  • cabal
  • design
  • device
  • dodge
  • practice
  • scheme
  • sellout
  • skullduggery
  • trick
  • dirty work
  • monkey business
  • on the make
  • song and dance

Antonyms for machination

  • frankness
  • honesty
  • ignorance
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More words related to machination

artifice

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

chicanery

noun. deception, trickery
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