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Definition of "subterfuge" [sub•ter•fuge]

  • A deceptive stratagem or device: "the paltry subterfuge of an anonymous signature” ( Robert Smith Surtees). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subterfuge" in a sentence
  • "Regarding archives being deleted, it seems to me that a little subterfuge is required here, if you think your blog/newspaper is going to be bought out by megacorp, burn a copy on disc, say nothing, and take it home."
  • "Despite what Zachriel may think, subterfuge is not an Olympic event."
  • "More subterfuge is discovered, and in the end, the unicorn with the Jewel of Judgement appears."