Dupery Dup"er*y (d[=u]p"[~e]r*[y^]), n. [F. duperie, fr. duper.] The act or practice of duping. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • dupery — index bunko, deception, false pretense, falsification, fraud, hoax, knavery Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • dupery — [do͞op′ər ē, dyo͞op′ē] n. pl. duperies a duping or being duped; deception …   English World dictionary

  • dupery — noun The act or practice of duping; the condition of being deceived. Quackery and dupery do abound; in religions, above all in the more advanced decaying stages of religions. Syn: deception, trickery See Also: dupe …   Wiktionary

  • dupery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1759 1. the condition of being duped 2. the act or practice of duping …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dupery — /dooh peuh ree, dyooh /, n., pl. duperies for 1. 1. an act, practice, or instance of duping. 2. the state of one who is duped. [1750 60; < F duperie. See DUPE1, ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dupery — n. deceit, trickery, cheating …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dupery — dup·ery …   English syllables

  • dupery — dup•er•y [[t]ˈdu pə ri, ˈdyu [/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) the act or practice of duping 2) the state of being duped • Etymology: 1750–60; < F duperie …   From formal English to slang

  • dupery — /ˈdjupəri/ (say dyoohpuhree) noun (plural duperies) 1. the act or practice of duping. 2. the state of someone who is duped …   Australian English dictionary

  • dupery — noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage • Syn: ↑fraud, ↑fraudulence, ↑hoax, ↑humbug, ↑put on • Derivationally related forms: ↑put on (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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