fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(verb)
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on(verb)
subject to a playful hoax or joke
Anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick.
To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated.
a deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke
to deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively
Origin: [Prob. contr. fr. hocus, in hocus-pocus.]
A hoax is a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth. It is distinguishable from errors in observation or judgment, or rumors, urban legends, pseudosciences or April Fools' Day events that are passed along in good faith by believers or as jokes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōks, n. a deceptive trick: a practical joke.—v.t. to deceive: to play a trick upon for sport, or without malice.—ns. Hoaxee′; Hoax′er; Hoax′ing. [Corr. of hocus. See Hocus-pocus.]
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The numerical value of hoax in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hoax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Distributed file systems are a cruel hoax.
Talent is like a faucet while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.
Obama's talking about all of this with the global warming and ... a lot of it's a hoax. It's a hoax, i mean, it's a money-making industry, OK? It's a hoax, a lot of it.
I knew it was a hoax but I think a lot of people that were close to me knew gender equality was an issue but didn’t think it was that urgent, that it was a thing of the past.
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- mystifikace, napálit, kachna, podvést, žert, podvodCzech
- hereinlegen, Schabernack, Streich, Trick, anführenGerman
- bulo, filfaSpanish
- huijata, huijausFinnish
- duper, mystification, intox, canular, bernerFrench
- berita palsuIndonesian
- frode, frodareItalian
- ペテン, ペテンに掛ける, 悪戯, でっち上げJapanese
- puss, bedragNorwegian
- szalbierstwo, mistyfikacjaPolish
- fraudar, fraudePortuguese
- cioara vopsitaRomanian
- трюк, разыграть, мистификация, розыгрыш, обман, разыгрыватьRussian
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