Definition of subterfuge in English:
Deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal: he had to use subterfuge and bluff on many occasions [count noun]: I hated all the subterfuges, I hated lying to you
More example sentences
- Jonson's plays challenged the audience to examine the impact of a society governed by deceit and subterfuge.
- This is unskillful because it requires subterfuge and deceit, it means that solemn promises made at the time of marriage are broken, and it amounts to a betrayal of trust.
- Using guerrilla tactics and subterfuge, Alfred beat the Vikings at their own game.
trickery, intrigue, deviousness, evasion, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craft, craftiness, slyness, chicanery, bluff, pretence, fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice
informalmonkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, kidology, every trick in the book
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
informalcon, racket, scam, caper
Words that rhyme with subterfugerefuge • centrifuge
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