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1. chicanery

noun. ['ʃɪˈkeɪnɝi'] the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).

Synonyms

  • dupery
  • humbug
  • shenanigan
  • deceit
  • hoax
  • guile
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • jugglery
  • trickery
  • dissimulation
  • chicane
  • wile
  • put-on
  • deception

Antonyms

  • understatement
  • honesty
  • ingenuousness

Etymology

  • chicanerie (French)
  • chicaner (French)

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Rhymes with Chicanery

  • grainery
  • flanery

How do you pronounce chicanery?

Pronounce chicanery as ʃɪˈkeɪnəri.

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Sentences with chicanery


1. Noun, singular or mass
After several weeks without noticing anything was amiss, Hooper's mom, Kathryn, finally caught on to the chicanery during housecleaning, which spurred the even more hilarious text exchange between mother and daughter embedded below.

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