|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (II) Communication of Ideas|
| Section II. Modes of Communication|
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|NOUN:||DECEPTION; falseness [See Falsehood]; untruth [See Untruth]; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; covin [archaic]; knavery (cunning) [See Cunning]; misrepresentation (falsehood) [See Falsehood]; bluff; straw-bail, straw-bid [U. S.]; spoof [slang]; hocus-pocus, escamoterie [F.], jockeyship; trickery, coggery [obs.], pettifoggery, sharp practice, chicanery; supercherie [F.], cozenage, circumvention, ingannation [obs.], collusiveness, collusion; treachery [See Improbity]; practical joke.|
DELUSION, gullery [archaic]; juggling, jugglery; sleight of hand, legerdemain; prestigiation [obs.], prestidigitation; magic [See Sorcery]; conjuring, conjuration.
TRICK, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant [slang], bubble, fetch, catch [dial.], chicane, artifice, reach [obs.], bite [obs., colloq.], juggle, hocus [archaic]; thimble-rig, card sharping, artful dodge, swindle; tricks upon travelers; trapan or trepan [archaic]; stratagem (artifice) [See Cunning]; fake [colloq. or slang], hoax; theft [See Stealing]; ballot-box stuffing [U. S.], barney [slang], bunko or bunco, bunko game; confidence -trick, - game; brace -, drop -, gum -, panel -, shell -, skin- game [all slang]; gold brick [colloq., U. S.].
SNARE, trap, pitfall, Cornish hug, decoy, gin; springe, springle [obs.]; noose, hook; bait, decoy duck, stool pigeon, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-à-pens [F.]; cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime; Dionæa, Venuss flytrap; ambush [See Ambush]; trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom; spring net, spring gun; mask, masked battery; mine; flytrap; green goods [U. S.]; panel house.
DISGUISE, disguisement; false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes; wolf in sheeps clothing (deceiver) [See Deceiver]; pattes de velours [F.].
SHAM; mockery (imitation) [See Imitation]; copy [See Copy]; counterfeit, make-believe, forgery, fraud; lie [See Untruth]; a delusion, a mockery, and a snare [Denman], hollow mockery; whited -, painted- sepulcher; jerry-building, jerryism [builders cant]; man of straw.
TINSEL, paste, false jewelry, scagliola, ormolu, mosaic gold, brummagem, German silver, albata, paktong, white metal, Britannia metal, paint.
ILLUSION (error) [See Error]; ignis fatuus [L.] [See Luminary]; mirage [See Dim-sightedness].
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|VERB:||DECEIVE, take in, Machiavellize; defraud, cheat, jockey, do [slang, Eng.], escamoter [F.], cozen, diddle [dial.], nab [slang], chouse [colloq.], bite [colloq.], play one false, bilk, cully, jilt [obs.], pluck [rare], swindle, victimize; abuse; mystify; blind, - ones eyes; blindfold, hoodwink; throw dust into the eyes, keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope [Macbeth].|
impose -, practice -, play -, put -, palm -, foist- upon; snatch a verdict; bluff, - off; bunko or bunco, four-flush [slang]; gum [slang, U. S.], spoof [slang], stuff (a ballot box) [U. S.].
CIRCUMVENT, overreach; outreach, outwit, outmaneuver or outmanuvre, steal a march upon, give the go-by to [slang], leave in the lurch.
INSNARE, ensnare; set -, lay- a -trap, - snare- for; bait the hook, forelay [obs.], spread the toils, lime; decoy, waylay, lure, beguile, delude, inveigle; trapan or trepan [archaic]; kidnap; let in, hook in; trick; entrap or intrap, nick, springe [rare], nousel or nousle [obs.]; blind a trail, enmesh or immesh; shanghai, crimp; catch, - in a trap; sniggle, entangle, illaqueate [rare], balk, trip up; throw a tub to a whale, hocus.
FOOL, befool, practice on ones credulity, dupe, gull, hoax, bamboozle [colloq.]; hum [slang or colloq.], humbug, gammon [colloq.], stuff up [slang], stuff [slang], sell [slang]; play a -trick, - practical joke- upon one; fool to the top of ones bent, send on a fools errand; make -game, - a fool, - an April fool, - an ass- of; trifle with, cajole, flatter; come over (influence) [See Motive]; gild the pill, make things pleasant, divert, put a good face upon; dissemble [See Falsehood].
LIVE BY ONES WITS; cog [rare], cog the dice; play at hide and seek; obtain money under false pretenses (steal) [See Stealing]; conjure, juggle, practice chicanery; deacon [U. S.]; jerry-build; pass by trickery, play off, palm off, foist off, fob off [archaic].
MISLEAD (error) [See Error]; lie [See Falsehood]; misinform [See Misteaching]; betray [See Improbity].
BE DECEIVED [See Dupe].
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|ADJECTIVE:||DECEPTIVE, deceptious [rare], deceitful, covinous [law]; delusive, delusory; illusive, illusory; deceived &c. v.; deceiving &c. v.; cunning [See Cunning]; prestigious [obs.], prestigiatory [obs.]; elusive, insidious, ad captandum vulgus [L.].|
MAKE-BELIEVE; untrue [See Untruth]; mock, sham, counterfeit, snide [slang], pseudo, spurious, so-called, pretended, feigned, trumped-up, bogus [colloq.], scamped, fraudulent, tricky, factitious, artificial, bastard; surreptitious, illegitimate, contraband, adulterated, sophisticated; unsound, rotten at the core; colorable; disguised; meretricious; jerry-built, jerry [builders cant]; tinsel, pinchbeck, plated; catchpenny; brummagem; simulated [See Falsehood].
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|ADVERB:||under -false colors, - the garb of, - cover of; over the left [slang].|
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- Fronti nulla fides.
- Ah that deceit should steal such gentle shapes.Rich. III
- A quicksand of deceit.Henry VI
- Decipimur specie recti.Horace
- Falsi crimen.
- Fraus est celare fraudem.
- Lupus in fabula.
- So smooth, he daubed his vice with show of virtue.Rich. III
- There are but two classes of men, the righteous, who think themselves to be sinners, and the sinners, who think themselves righteous.Pascal