Trickery - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtrɪkəri|  American pronunciation of the word trickery
Brit.  |ˈtrɪk(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word trickery

noun

- verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way (syn: hocus- pocus, jiggery- pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery)
- the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) (syn: chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, wile)

Examples

He resorted to trickery to get what he wanted.

...Delia resorted to trickery—even loading up the fishing equipment—to induce her dog into the car for his vet appointment....

We rely not upon management or trickery, but upon our own hearts and hands.

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