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 ?
You yourself have had many opportunities of seeing how incapable I am of deceit or chicanery.
After the word chicanery there was a growing noise, half of murmurs and half of hisses, while four persons started up at once--Mr.
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 were constituted of such inferior clay that the veriest chicanery fooled them.
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?"
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!
They are calling in some legal chicanery, and upon that ground they are threatening to turn us out of the house!
Elsewhere, sterling has been holding steady so far today, and is moderately down from week-ago levels versus the dollar and euro, which is a consequence of UK Prime Minister Johnson's "constitutional chicanery" (as one political pundit put it) in suspending parliament for an usually long period ahead of the October-31 Brexit deadline.
The latest piece of chicanery around voting rules for a future referendum would put Eldridge Gerry to shame.
Lets face it, there's been so many changes in the Tories, such chicanery in Westminster, we deserve a general election to sort it out.
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Lee, who had hidden the missing parachute back at base, took a while to admit to his fears, but he had good reasoning for his chicanery: "Have you seen how high these planes go?"