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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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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.
Further, the court said it was not substantiated that the accused had committed dupery.
They were duped by the French and, in suffering the consequences of their dupery, they were "unduped," and (rather more perhaps in reality than Lacan may have meant) forced to wander--to live, homeless in their new home, unable in fact and in psyche to return home.