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The use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.‘an underhanded person who schemes corruption and political chicanery behind closed doors’
trickery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, subterfuge, fraud, fraudulence, legerdemain, sophistry, sharp practice, skulduggery, swindling, cheating, duping, hoodwinkingView synonyms
- ‘This fiscal chicanery is part of a larger pattern.’
- ‘If this report is true, it is an insult to the intelligence of Irish farmers and smacks of the worst kind of political and bureaucratic chicanery.’
- ‘Set aside the usual circus ring tricks of political chicanery.’
- ‘Apparently he considered adultery a lesser crime than financial chicanery, and by pleading the one, he avoided the other.’
- ‘The remark was not brought on by some thieving or chicanery on my part, but rather by a political speech I'd made which this person didn't like.’
- ‘But all these examples are nothing more than political chicanery.’
- ‘What do the Austrians have to say about all this chicanery?’
- ‘In reality, it is the outcome of the growing national opposition faced by the occupying forces, which no amount of chicanery will forestall.’
- ‘Again, such chicanery is only possible in the human world.’
- ‘Unfortunately, confusion about the Earned Income Tax Credit has created opportunities for chicanery.’
- ‘They are matter-of-factly attempting to snatch the youngsters from us by chicanery.’
- ‘The managers hope that, through chicanery and fraud, they could save the dollar from sudden death.’
- ‘The social stigma of losing necessitated strategy, even chicanery.’
- ‘So there you have it, it's another case of British achievement being brought down by foreign chicanery.’
- ‘His sky-rocket ascent was almost certainly powered by bribery, manipulation, and other chicanery.’
- ‘I wonder if he will allow this bit of chicanery to stand.’
- ‘If this were to actually come to pass, it could open the door to all sorts of chicanery.’
- ‘In the last few months, we've found that chicanery sometimes extends to companies' nutrition information.’
- ‘Lies, fraud, chicanery and self indulgence are endemic in society today - or am I being presumptuous?’
- ‘Computer experts at respected universities have sounded the alarm over the potential for high-tech chicanery.’
Late 16th century: from French chicanerie, from chicaner ‘to quibble’ (see chicane).
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