chicanery


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chi·can·er·y

 (shĭ-kā′nə-rē, chĭ-)
n.
Deception by trickery or sophistry.

chicanery

(ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. verbal deception or trickery, esp in legal quibbling; dishonest or sharp practice
2. a trick, deception, or quibble

chi•can•er•y

(ʃɪˈkeɪ nə ri, tʃɪ-)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the use of sly or evasive language, reasoning, etc. to trick or deceive.
2. a tricky or deceitful maneuver; subterfuge.
[1605–15; < French chicanerie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chicanery - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)chicanery - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
dupery, hoax, put-on, humbug, fraud, fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
jugglery - artful trickery designed to achieve an end; "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"

chicanery

noun trickery, cheating, intrigue, deception, artifice, wiles, duplicity, subterfuge, stratagems, double-dealing, skulduggery (informal), sharp practice, sophistry, deviousness, wire-pulling (chiefly U.S.), underhandedness The trial revealed a world of crime, corruption and political chicanery.

chicanery

noun
Translations
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chicanery

[ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪ] Nembustes mpl, sofismas mpl
a piece of chicaneryuna triquiñuela

chicanery

[ʃɪˈkeɪnəri] n (formal) (= trickery) [political, financial] → chicane f

chicanery

n (= trickery)Machenschaften pl; (legal) → Winkelzüge pl

chicanery

[ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪ] n (frm) → cavillo
References in classic literature ?
Consider the whole machinery of the civil law made necessary by these processes; the libraries of ponderous tomes, the courts and juries to interpret them, the lawyers studying to circumvent them, the pettifogging and chicanery, the hatreds and lies
Should not a magistrate be not merely the best administrator of the law, but the most crafty expounder of the chicanery of his profession, a steel probe to search hearts, a touchstone to try the gold which in each soul is mingled with more or less of alloy?
You yourself have had many opportunities of seeing how incapable I am of deceit or chicanery.
Thorn was a plain, straightforward sailor, who never had two minds nor two prices in his dealings, was deficient in patience and pliancy, and totally wanting in the chicanery of traffic.
They are calling in some legal chicanery, and upon that ground they are threatening to turn us out of the house
After the word chicanery there was a growing noise, half of murmurs and half of hisses, while four persons started up at once--Mr.
They were constituted of such inferior clay that the veriest chicanery fooled them.
Those who manipulate and abuse our system of voluntary reporting, through sophisticated means of international chicanery, can expect to be investigated, caught and prosecuted.
The political chicanery is engaging (Michael Maloney has a patrician oiliness as the sinister Cassius, who's only slow on the uptake when it's necessary to help Octavius' survival).
With its seductive cocktail of sex, money, political chicanery and cigarette advertising, Formula One has always been the Devil's own sport.
The real shame is that there's a great, gripping story about energy-biz chicanery to be told.
The trick, the real sinister beauty of this bit of chicanery, is that it can ban cloning and not ban cloning at the same time by means of a simple verbal handoff.