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synonyms for trickery

  • chicanery
  • deceit
  • dishonesty
  • razzle-dazzle
  • scam
  • shell game
  • stunt
  • cheat
  • cheating
  • chicane
  • con
  • dodge
  • double-dealing
  • dupery
  • flimflam
  • fraud
  • guile
  • hoax
  • imposture
  • pretense
  • quackery
  • shenanigans
  • sting
  • bait and switch
  • double-cross
  • fast shuffle
  • fourberie
  • funny business
  • sharp practice
  • snow job
  • swindling
  • underhandedness
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antonyms for trickery

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  • frankness
  • honesty
  • openness
  • truthfulness
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use trickery in a sentence

Not too long ago, such deepfake voices had something of a lousy reputation for their use in scam calls and internet trickery.
AI VOICE ACTORS SOUND MORE HUMAN THAN EVER—AND THEY’RE READY TO HIREKAREN HAOJULY 9, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Whether this level of trickery will help Freeman identify bee snatchers will be revealed during the next few pollinating seasons, but an early trial convinced him that the stuff works.
BEE THEFT IS ALMOST A PERFECT CRIME—BUT THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWNANDREW ZALESKIFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Computer trickery has been used to fake this kind of thing for years, but deepfakes make it easier and cheaper than ever, and this year of remote everything has given the tech a boost.
THE YEAR DEEPFAKES WENT MAINSTREAMKAREN HAODECEMBER 24, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It’s sometimes tempting to dismiss studies like the new Danish one as mere trickery, or to dismiss the poor results of the negative-information group as a moral failing.
EXERCISE BLOCKS PAIN, BUT ONLY FOR BELIEVERSALEX HUTCHINSONDECEMBER 9, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Companies may run short of cash or may be unable to meet Wall Street’s expectations, so they resort to trickery.
THE PANDEMIC MAY BE THE GREATEST ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS FRAUD IN DECADESGEOFFREY COLVINNOVEMBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
The imposture was discovered, and the poor girl confessed to the wicked trickery which her parents had taught her to practise!
SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
It may be rude to say that all this was all a trick, but pardonable, perhaps, to say it looks very like trickery.
SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
As true innocence charms, so the trickery of pretended innocence disgusts and displeases.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
Fearing some trickery, the old man, instead of answering, replied that he wished to go and see the scaffold.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
I shall experience all the degradation of a slave, but I will also practise a slave's perfidy and trickery.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
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WORDS RELATED TO TRICKERY

  • artfulness
  • artifice
  • astuteness
  • canniness
  • craftiness
  • deceit
  • duplicity
  • guile
  • slyness
  • trickery
  • wiliness
  • Judas kiss
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • double-dealing
  • duplicity
  • falseness
  • giveaway
  • let-down
  • perfidy
  • sellout
  • treachery
  • treason
  • trickery
  • unfaithfulness
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