Synonyms of subterfuge in English:

subterfuge


See definition of subterfuge

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