Synonyms of artifice in English:
1 an industry dominated by artifice
trickery, deviousness, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, artfulness, wiliness, craft, craftiness, evasion, slyness, chicanery, intrigue, subterfuge, strategy, bluff, pretence;
2 the artifice of couching autobiography in the form of a novel did not really work
device, trick, stratagem, ploy, tactic, ruse, scheme, move, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, expedient, wile, dodge;
British informal wheeze
South African informal schlenter
British informal , dated flanker
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