Synonyms of subterfuge in English:

subterfuge

noun

  • 1 journalists should not use subterfuge to gain admission to people's homes
    [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
    archaic shift
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