jugglery

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Noun[edit]

jugglery (countable and uncountable, plural juggleries)

  1. (uncountable) The art of a juggler (i.e. trickery or deception).
    • 1819, Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor, ch. 31:
      Omens were expounded, dreams were interpreted, and other tricks of jugglery perhaps resorted to, by which the pretended adepts of the period deceived and fascinated their deluded followers.
  2. (countable) An instance of such trickery or deception.
    • 1942, Walter de la Mare, "All Hallows" in Best Stories of Walter de la Mare:
      What they call the Great War is over [] and yet what do we see around us? Nothing but strife and juggleries and hatred and contempt and discord wherever you look.

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