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Definition of Chicanery

Chicanery

  1. Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.

Chicanery Quotations

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.
William Whipple

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams

Whether people care enough about local news to pay for it is, sadly, an entirely different question than whether our democracy requires a strong watchdog function at the local level to ensure safeguards against abuse, chicanery, and outright dishonesty.
Eric Alterman

To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
Ouida

It's mostly the financial chicanery that's going on. People are saying 'What kind of trust can we put in this market?'
Mike Farrell
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Chicanery Translations

chicanery in French is tracasserie
chicanery in German is Schikane
chicanery in Italian is vessazione