Definition of dupery:
pasquinade, role player, bilgewater, tosh, twaddle, travesty, deceit, fraudulence, imposter, trick, impostor, pretender, antic, snake oil, caper, mockery, parody, drool, sendup, burlesque, pseudo, boloney, charade, baloney, faker, prank, bosh, shammer, spoof, hoax, put-on, tommyrot, lampoon, fake, takeoff, pseud, duplicity, tarradiddle, fraud, sham, taradiddle, humbug, joke.
It is in the following manner that one of his characters expresses his ideas on the subject of this moral crisis: " I was then not more than twenty- six years of age; nevertheless I was conscious not only that life was senseless, but that it was without any visible goal; that all was illusion and dupery; that, in its consequences and even in its very essence, the life of the exiled on the island of Sakhaline was very much the same as the life that was led at Nice; that the difference between the brain of Kant and the brain of a fly was very small; finally, that no one in this world was either right or wrong."- "Contemporary Russian Novelists", Serge Persky.
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- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.