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ˈsʌb tərˌfyudʒsub·terfuge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subterfuge, blindnoun

    something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

    "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"

Wiktionary

  1. subterfugenoun

    An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics.

    Japanese subterfuge in World War II nearly caused the Americans to lose the war.

    Etymology: Late 16th century. Directly or via French from late subterfugium , from subterfugio, from subter and fugio.

  2. subterfugenoun

    Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity.

    Etymology: Late 16th century. Directly or via French from late subterfugium , from subterfugio, from subter and fugio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subterfugenoun

    that to which one resorts for escape or concealment; an artifice employed to escape censure or the force of an argument, or to justify opinions or conduct; a shift; an evasion

    Etymology: [F., from LL. subterfugium, fr. L. subterfugere to flee secretly, to escape; subter under + fugere to flee. See Fugitive.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subterfuge

    sub′tėr-fūj, n. that to which one resorts for escape or concealment: an artifice to escape censure or the force of an argument: evasion. [Fr.,—L. subterfugĕresubter, under, fugĕre, to flee.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subterfuge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subterfuge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of subterfuge in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    This is not transparency, only a further subterfuge.

  2. Westwood One:

    Its happening right before our eyes, and its going to destroy the country, as they try to push us into a socialistic economic system and destroy whats left of our constitutional system, its been a subterfuge to undermine our constitutional system, to undermine our capitalist system, and to create this almost zen-like support for this radical agenda -- which hasas its purposeto destroy many of our freedom institutions in this country.

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