Synonyms of subterfuge in English:
1 journalists should not use subterfuge to gain admission to people's homes
trickery, intrigue, deviousness, evasion, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craft, craftiness, slyness, chicanery, bluff, pretence, fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice
informal monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, kidology, every trick in the book
Irish informal codology
[Antonyms] honesty, openness
2 a disreputable subterfuge
trick, hoax, ruse, wile, ploy, stratagem, artifice, dodge, bluff, manoeuvre, machination, pretext, pretence, expedient, tactic, intrigue, scheme, deception, fraud, masquerade, blind, smokescreen, sleight, stunt, game
informal con, racket, scam, caper
British informal wheeze
Australian informal lurk
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