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fiddle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fiddle

  1. 1 language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense oh, fiddle! I've heard that excuse a thousand times before Synonyms of fiddle applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, nonsense, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddleWords Related to fiddle absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocusNear Antonyms of fiddle levelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom

  2. 2 chiefly British  an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value the e-mail was another one of those fiddles from some supposed Nigerian millionaire seeking to transfer funds out of his country Synonyms of fiddle bunco (or bunko), con, fraud [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, swindleWords Related to fiddle cross, fix; Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme; racket, rip-off; thimblerig, three-card monte; device, dodge, gimmick, jig, ploy, scheme, sleight, stratagem, trick, wile; gouging, overcharging, soaking; counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham


fiddle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fiddle

  1. 1 to make jerky or restless movements the executive fiddled with a pen as she impatiently waited for the meeting to begin Synonyms of fiddle fidget, jerk, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheWords Related to fiddle flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms of fiddle relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still

  2. 2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats conscienceless grifters who had spent their lives fiddling the naive Synonyms of fiddle beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fleece, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to fiddle extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk



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