Definition of trickery
: the practice of crafty underhanded ingenuity to deceive or cheat
Examples of trickery in a Sentence
He resorted to trickery to get what he wanted.
Delia resorted to trickery—even loading up the fishing equipment—to induce her dog into the car for his vet appointment.
Recent Examples of trickery from the Web
Some astronomers, suspecting trickery from the computation-minded Schawinski, asked outright: Were these real galaxies?
Jones is just the latest black man used as a tool for James O’Keefe’s trickery to further the conservative agenda.
Ventimiglia wore a robust beard and an impressive mustache for much of the show's first season, which was all real and all natural, no Hollywood trickery involved.
But what if someone creates a machine that truly passes the old Turing test, not through trickery but genuine intelligence?
The same steering trickery makes parking-lot maneuvering rather easy, though don’t expect to be able to nose-in anywhere.
CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables.
Chicago (AP) -- Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables.
The Bulldogs used a little trickery to create a run in the third.
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TRICKERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trickery for English Language Learners
: the use of tricks to deceive or cheat someone
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Definition of trickery for Students
: the use of actions intended to deceive or cheat
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