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The art or practice of deliberately deceiving or teasing people.
deceit, deception, duplicity, lying, falseness, falsity, falsehood, untruthfulnessView synonyms
- ‘But that was just another bit of O'Leary kidology.’
- ‘Maybe it's kidology, but he reckons the chance of surviving this season is only 10%.’
- ‘I doubt very much that O'Connor would be fooled by this sort of juvenile kidology.’
- ‘And he was presumably using kidology when he said: ‘on current form and league positions we don't have a chance, but we'll give it a good go.’’
- ‘And he is having none of what he sees as kidology from the other side, downplaying their chances.’
1960s: formed irregularly from the verb kid + -logy.
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