Deception - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Deception.

CON
HOAX
LIE
SHAM
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CON
  1. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
  2. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  3. an argument opposed to a proposal
  4. in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con"
  5. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  6. commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
HOAX
  1. subject to a playful hoax or joke
  2. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
LIE
  1. originate (in);
  2. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  3. have a place in relation to something else;
  4. be and remain in a particular state or condition
  5. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  6. position or manner in which something is situated
  7. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
  8. be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position;
SHAM
  1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  3. make believe with the intent to deceive;
  4. make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
  5. adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
  6. False
Clue Database Last Updated: 09/12/2018 9:00am

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