Definition of Trickery

1. Noun. Verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way.




2. Noun. The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).
Exact synonyms: Chicane, Chicanery, Guile, Shenanigan, Wile
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Specialized synonyms: Dupery, Fraud, Fraudulence, Hoax, Humbug, Put-on, Jugglery
Derivative terms: Chicane, Chicane, Trick, Wily

Definition of Trickery

1. n. The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.

Definition of Trickery

1. Noun. The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture. ¹

2. Noun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trickery

1. deception [n -ERIES] - See also: deception

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trickery

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trick out
trick question
trick questions
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trick shots
trick up
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tricked-out
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trickerations
trickeries
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trickery (current term)
trickest
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trickiness
trickinesses
tricking
trickings
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trickishness
trickishnesses
trickle

Literary usage of Trickery

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1. Social Reform and the Reformation by Jacob Salwyn Schapiro (1909)
"Honest men are circumvented by their trickery and the laws they twist as it pleases them ... Their trickery poisons the courts, makes the judges ridiculous, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"See ORNAMENT. trickery, n. deception, artifice; spec, ... ¬°if trickery in legerdemain), hocus-pocus, pettifogging, hocus (archaic or rare), ..."

3. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research by Society for Psychical Research (1888)
"He impressed me as being thoroughly honest and above all trickery. He also impressed me as being in a very critical state of health, and I should say the ..."

4. A History of the Law of Nations by Thomas Alfred Walker (1899)
"Verbal trickery in negotiating is to be eschewed. Lib.li.c.4. ... Many examples of disgraceful verbal trickery may be culled from the treaty making of ..."

5. Ethical Obligations of the Lawyer by Gleason Leonard Archer (1910)
"NOT TO PROCURE OPPONENT'S EVIDENCE BY trickery. However advantageous it may be in the conduct of a client's case to learn precisely what the evidence of the ..."

6. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1883)
"... may not have taken from them by the trickery And well-known adroitness of the Democratic members their apportionment of the said marbles. ..."

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