Synonyms of artifice in English:

artifice


See definition of artifice

noun

1‘an industry dominated by artifice’

SYNONYMS

trickery, deviousness, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, artfulness, wiliness, craft, craftiness, evasion, slyness, chicanery, intrigue, subterfuge, strategy, bluff, pretence

fraud, fraudulence, sophistry, sharp practice

informal monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, every trick in the book

2‘the artifice of couching autobiography in the form of a novel did not really work’

SYNONYMS

device, trick, stratagem, ploy, tactic, ruse, scheme, move, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, expedient, wile, dodge

swindle, hoax, fraud, confidence trick

informal con, con trick, set-up, game, scam, sting, gyp, flimflam

British informal wheeze

North American informal bunco, grift

Australian informal lurk, rort

South African informal schlenter

British dated, informal flanker

archaic shift, fetch, rig