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noun as in action to confuse or conceal

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Jacobovici and Wilson argue that the use of the names Joseph and Aseneth is a smokescreen.

Why bring up pensions at all—except as a smokescreen, and a transparent one at that?

After all, the publicly available information was a carefully designed smokescreen.

The fuss over Clint Eastwood is a smokescreen, obscuring one of the most successful conventions in memory.

Nearly 10 years later, he seems to be doing a backward dance—if not into the closet, at least behind a smokescreen.

Davidge paused to study Mamise from behind a smokescreen that concealed his stare.

But since we have to get off-planet anyway, there is no harm in using our escape as a smokescreen.

The defenders moved under the cover of the smokescreen to fire on the advancing nomads.

These and other problems which he poses have the effect of creating a smokescreen of doubt without contributing anything new.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smokescreen, such as: red herring, camouflage, cover, false colors, false front, and masquerade.

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