Mnemonic – chicken trickery
Word – chicanery
Meaning – trickery, deceit
Part of Speech – Noun
Synonyms – deception, cheating, dishonesty
Antonyms – honesty, truthfulness
1 Companies use all kind of chicanery to sell their products.
2 The statistical chicanery in the accounts of the company was an attempt to fool the investors and shareholders.
3 We all are witness to the political chicanery that has adversely affected our lives from centuries.
4 The financial chicanery that feeds on corruption and power is rotting our systems.
5 Women can rarely spot the chicanery of some charming young men.
6 The deliberate production of substandard products to keep the buying cycle going is an industrial chicanery that is ruining this world.
Under The Lens: Difference between Trickery and Chicanery
Trickery and chicanery refer to misrepresentation to win the trust or approval of people. Trickery often suggests using deception for selfish gain.
Ex – Politicians use trickery to get votes from the public.
Chicanery is milder than trickery. But it has a tone of disgust because it usually refers to cheap methods to deceive people.
Ex – The salesman used chicanery to prove that his product was better than others.