chicanery

  • 1 Chicanery — Chicanery, Warren Cuccurullo Neil Carlill Background information Origin Venice, California, U.S …

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  • 2 Chicanery — Chi*can er*y, n. [F. chicanerie.] Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry. [1913 Webster] Irritated by perpetual chicanery. Hallam. Syn: Trickery; sophistry; stratagem. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 chicanery — index artifice, bunko, collusion, connivance, deception, dishonesty, duplicity, evasion, false pretense …

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  • 4 chicanery — c.1600, from Fr. chicanerie trickery, from M.Fr. chicaner to pettifog, quibble (15c.), perhaps from M.L.G. schikken to arrange, bring about, or from the name of a golf like game once played in Languedoc …

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  • 5 chicanery — [n] deception, trickery artifice, cheating, chicane, deviousness, dishonesty, dodge, double crossing, double dealing*, duplicity, feint, fourberie, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, hanky panky*, intrigue, machination, maneuver, plot, ploy, ruse, sharp …

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  • 6 chicanery — ► NOUN ▪ the use of trickery to achieve one s purpose …

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  • 7 chicanery — [shi kān′ər ē] n. pl. chicaneries [Fr chicanerie < CHICANE] 1. the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings 2. an instance of this SYN. DECEPTION …

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  • 8 chicanery — /shi kay neuh ree, chi /, n., pl. chicaneries. 1. trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job. 2. a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade. [1605 15; < F… …

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  • 9 chicanery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trickery (See deception, cunning). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deception, trickery, sophistry, cheating; see deception 1 , dishonesty . See Synonym Study at deception . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 10 chicanery — chi|ca|ne|ry [ʃıˈkeınəri] n [U] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: chicanerie, from chicaner to cheat, deceive ] the use of clever plans or actions to deceive people ▪ Clearly there is some chicanery going on …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 chicanery — [[t]ʃɪke͟ɪnəri[/t]] chicaneries N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Chicanery is using cleverness to cheat people. [FORMAL] Syn: trickery …

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  • 12 chicanery — noun (U) formal the use of clever plans or actions to deceive people: The legal system got to the truth and settled cases fairly and without chicanery …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 chicanery — noun we didn t catch on to his chicanery until it was too late Syn: trickery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dishonesty, deviousness, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, subterfuge, fraud, fraudulence, swindling, cheating, duping,… …

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  • 14 chicanery — chicane, chicanery trickery, double dealing, *deception, fraud Analogous words: artifice, stratagem, maneuver, ruse, feint, *trick, wile, gambit, ploy: intrigue, machination, *plot: under handedness, furtiveness, surreptitiousness (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 chicanery — noun (plural neries) Date: 1609 1. deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry ; trickery 2. a piece of sharp practice (as at law) ; trick …

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  • 16 chicanery — noun /ʃɪˈkeɪ.nɹ.i,ʃɪˈkeɪ.nə.ɹi/ a) Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge. b) A slick performance by a lawyer. Syn: dishonesty, fraud, trickery …

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  • 17 chicanery — Synonyms and related words: art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, baseness, bickering, blind, bluff, boggling, bosey, captiousness, catch, caviling, cheating, chicane, chouse, collusion, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup …

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  • 18 chicanery — chi|can|er|y [ ʃı keınəri ] noun uncount FORMAL the use of clever, unfair, or dishonest methods to trick people, especially in legal matters …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 chicanery — chi can·er·y || nÉ™rɪ n. plotting, scheming …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 chicanery — noun the use of trickery to achieve one s purpose …

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