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knack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of knack

  1. 1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <she's tried every knack in Cupid's book to get her guy to marry her> Synonyms artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, trick, 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

  2. 2 a special and usually inborn ability <a jazz musician with an incredible knack for improvisation> Synonyms aptitude, bent, endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, talentRelated Words affinity, bias, disposition, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; ear, eye, mind, nose; feel, hang, instinct, touch, way; capability, competence, facility, proficiency, skill; capacity, potential, power; forte, specialism, speciality, specialtyNear Antonyms disability, handicap, inability, incapacity; shortcoming, weakness




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