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chicanery

chi·can·er·y

chicanery

pronunciation:
shih keI n ri
part of speech: noun
inflections: chicaneries
definition 1: deception by clever or cunning means.
The elderly couple were taken in by the chicanery of the underhanded salesman.The high school principal was on guard for any chicanery the students might attempt.
synonyms:
guile, wiliness
similar words:
cunning, deceit, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, fraud, monkey business, treachery, trickery
definition 2: a trick.
synonyms:
artifice, hoax, ruse, stratagem, trick
similar words:
cheat, deceit, deception, fraud