n. art of dressing up; practice or use of tricks; deception by stratagem
All in all, this bit of trickery is just a bad idea plain and simple.
Sentence in Classic:
Now he could only remember that there was some sort of trickery in it, but he was too bored to think what it was exactly.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But the important point is that there was trickery connected with the legacy, and shameful trickery at that.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Being what he was, Rhett would naturally want to torment and insult her as much as possible to pay her back for past slights and for her recent attempted trickery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He was a peasant, but he had been a notary, which added trickery to his cunning, and penetration to his ingenuousness.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
We have to be so correct about sex morals, and inconspicuous clothes, and doing our commercial trickery only in the traditional ways, that none of us can live up to it, and we become horribly hypocritical.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He was cruel enough to inflict the severest punishment, artful enough to descend to the lowest trickery, and obdurate enough to be insensible to the voice of a reproving conscience.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
Meantime, new thoughts came to the nation: the inevitable period of moral retrogression and political trickery that ever follows in the wake of war overtook us.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context