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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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Virtuous promises are currently under-policed by government regulators and, as a result, consumers are often over-exposed to "virtuous duperies" that can make them act contrary to their own values.
Or toutes ces duperies mystificatrices ne peuvent etre dissociees de l'elocutio petrarquiste :