Synonyms and Antonyms of machination

  1. a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends <incredibly complicated machinations to assassinate the president that inevitably failed> Synonyms conspiracy, design, intrigue, plot, schemeRelated Words counterconspiracy, counterplot; frame-up; manipulation, subterfuge, trickery; artifice, contrivance, cover-up, dodge, draft, maneuver, stratagem, trick; cabal, confederacy, ring; game, gimmick, racket; ground plan, program, strategy, system; collusion, complicity, connivance, conniving, conspiration

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