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hoax

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hoax

  1. an imitation that is passed off as genuine <the skeleton of the purported ancient hominid turned out to be a hoax> Synonyms counterfeit, forgery, fake, humbug, phony (also phoney), shamRelated Words copycat, knockoff; copy, facsimile, replica, reproduction; dummy, mock-up; fraud, gaff, imposture, spoof, swindle; simulation, synthetic; bastard, brummagem, duffer, shoddyNear Antonyms original


hoax

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hoax

  1. to cause to believe what is untrue <a skilled forger who hoaxed the art world into believing that the paintings were long-lost Vermeers> Synonyms bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], deceive, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickRelated Words kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms undeceive


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