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sleight

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sleight

  1. 1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money Synonyms of sleight artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, trick, stratagem, wileWords Related to sleight 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 mental skill or quickness a brilliant new theory that pays tribute to his remarkable sleight of mind Synonyms of sleight adroitness, cleverness, finesse, dexterityWords Related to sleight ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, faculty, knack, prowess, talent; competence, competency, efficiency, expertise, know-how, proficiency; ingeniousness, ingenuity, resourcefulness; savvy, sharpness, shrewdness; artfulness, artifice, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, deviousness, foxiness, guile, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, subtleness, wilinessNear Antonyms of sleight inadequacy, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, ineptness; brainlessness, denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, fatuity, foolishness, mindlessness, obtuseness, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, witlessness

  3. 3 ease and grace in physical activity a muscle-bound weight lifter known more for his might than his sleight Synonyms of sleight agility, deftness, nimbleness, dexterity, sprynessWords Related to sleight coordination; flexibility, gracefulness, limberness, litheness, loose-jointedness, suppleness; handiness, sure-handedness; sure-footedness; adeptness, adroitness, finesse, prowessNear Antonyms of sleight disability, inability, incapability, incapacity; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitation; unhandinessAntonyms of sleight awkwardness, clumsiness, gaucheness, gawkiness, gawkishness, gracelessness, ham-handedness, heavy-handedness, klutziness, ungainliness



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