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 (do͞o′pə-rē, dyo͞o′-)
n. pl. dup·er·ies
The act of duping or the condition of having been duped.


(ˈdu pə ri, ˈdyu-)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the act or practice of duping.
2. the state of being duped.
[1750–60; < French duperie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dupery - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
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By 1971, we had each had our fill of the dupery and deceptions of U.
The polysemy of "mask" introduces into the Internet discourse an element of play and even virtual masquerade, which is manifested in various types of faking, dupery and leg pulls, the virtual space being a perfect place for their implementation due to its openness and anonymity.
Regardless of the signals that were sent by Tehran, or that were thought to have been received by the promoters of the Iranian exit, they will remain in the context of psychological and political dupery that is mastered by the inventors of chess, and fictive ropes to which one cannot hold on.
Any reliable historical evidence that once existed has been reduced to caricature by the machinations of internecine Buddhist institutional shenanigans and the stratagems of ideological dupery.
French's 1901 article on New York shopping aligns this development with the same forces that "lifted the trade and the diplomacy of Anglo-Saxon races above the plane of mere dupery and clever subterfuge" (651), such language suggesting popular stereotypes about the avarice of foreign-born populations, particularly Jews.
Synonyms like deceiving, trickery, deception, craftiness, crookedness, cunning, dishonesty dissembling, dissimulation, double dealing dupery duplicity, fakery, foxiness fraud, guile wiliness all seems to fit Thein Sein's pseudo-civilian government.