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1. artifice

noun. ['ˈɑːrtəfɪs'] a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture).

Synonyms

  • ruse
  • tactical maneuver
  • maneuver
  • tactical manoeuvre

Antonyms

  • refrain

Etymology

  • artifice (French)
  • artificium (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Artifice

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Example sentences of the word artifice


1. Noun, singular or mass
Natural beauty is prized over artifice, which can be quite a cultural change from American standards.

Quotes containing the word artifice


1. Art lies by its own artifice.
- Ovid

2. A Poem Must Have an Accomplice If you cannot bamboozle the reader into becoming a willing accomplice to your artifice and collusion the poem won't fly.
- Beryl Dov

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