Synonyms of subterfuge in English:

subterfuge


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noun

1‘journalists should not use subterfuge to gain admission to people's homes’

SYNONYMS
trickery, intrigue, deviousness, evasion, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craft, craftiness, slyness, chicanery, bluff, pretence, fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice
informal monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, kidology, every trick in the book
Irish informal codology
ANTONYMS

honesty, openness

2‘a disreputable subterfuge’

SYNONYMS
trick, hoax, ruse, wile, ploy, stratagem, artifice, dodge, bluff, manoeuvre, machination, pretext, pretence, expedient, tactic, intrigue, scheme, deception, fraud, masquerade, blind, smokescreen, sleight, stunt, game
informal con, racket, scam, caper
British informal wheeze
Australian informal lurk
archaic shift