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gambit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gambit

  1. a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <I couldn't tell whether her earlier poor-mouthing had been sincere or just a gambit to get me to pick up the dinner check> Synonyms artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, trick, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wileRelated Words bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen




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