Thesaurus

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


Learn More about knack


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up knack? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!