Definition of subterfuge:
imposture, chicane, chicanery, art, craft, legerdemain, guile, prank, gamesmanship, hanky-panky, dirty tricks, jiggery-pokery, Trick, screen, scheme, cunning, take-in, wile, sleight, gimmick, jugglery, shenanigan, skulduggery, means, finesse, jig, invention, cheat, blind, honest.
- deception (part of speech: noun)
- stratagem (part of speech: noun)
Mrs. Little informed me that you had good reasons for believing all this story about a poor widow to be a mere subterfuge, got up to cover some doings of her own that Mrs. Harding was ashamed to bring to the light.- "The Home Mission", T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English.
- "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.
- "The Ego and His Own", Max Stirner.