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trickery

[trik-uh-ree] /ˈtrɪk ə ri/
noun, plural trickeries.
1.
the use or practice of tricks or stratagems to deceive; artifice; deception.
2.
a trick used to deceive.
Origin of trickery
1790-1800
1790-1800; trick + -ery
Synonyms
1. See deceit.
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trickery

/ˈtrɪkərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the practice or an instance of using tricks: he obtained the money by trickery
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Word Origin and History for trickery
n.

1800, from trick (v.) + -ery.

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