subterfuge

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French subterfuge, from Medieval Latin subterfugium, from Latin subterfugio (I flee secretly), from subter (under) and fugio (I flee).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌbtəɹˌfjuː(d)ʒ/
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Noun[edit]

subterfuge (countable and uncountable, plural subterfuges)

  1. (countable) An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and diplomatics.
    Overt subterfuge in a region nearly caused a minor accident.
  2. (uncountable) Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin subterfugium, from Latin subterfugio (I flee secretly), from subter (under) and fugio (I flee).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

subterfuge m (plural subterfuges)

  1. subterfuge
    Synonym: stratagème

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