Synonyms of 'subterfuge'
a trick or deception used to achieve an objectiveMost people can see right through that type of subterfuge.
That was a really mean trick.
It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
a cynical marketing ploy
manoeuvres to block the electoral process
You've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
They face accusations from the Opposition Party of evasion and cover-up.
struggling to keep up the pretence that all was well
They wanted a pretext to restart the war.
He excused himself on the pretext of a stomach ache.
This was a ruse to divide them.
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
He was guilty of duplicity in his private dealings.
a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
the political machinations that brought him to power
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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.
in the sense of dodge
a cunning and deceitful trickIt was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
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