Synonyms of 'ruse'
an action or plan intended to mislead someoneThis was a ruse to divide them.
That was a really mean trick.
You've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
a cynical marketing ploy
His claim to have a bomb was a hoax.
His actions are obviously a device to buy time.
manoeuvres to block the electoral process
It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
Their promises were exposed as a hollow sham.
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
Most people can see right through that type of subterfuge.
a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
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in the sense of artifice
a clever trickthe artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
in the sense of deception
something that deceivesYou've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
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