Synonyms and related words:
avoidance, avoiding reaction, bamboozlement, befooling, bluffing, buck-passing, calculated deception, conning, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defense mechanism, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dodge, duck, dupery, elusion, elusiveness, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment, equivocation, escape, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, flimflam, flimflammery, foiling, fond illusion, fooling, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, frustration, getting around, getting round, hallucination, hoodwinking, illusion, jink, kidding, mirage, neutrality, nonintervention, noninvolvement, outguessing, outmaneuvering, outwitting, overreaching, passing the buck, phantasm, prevention, putting on, refraining, self-deception, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, snow job, song and dance, spoofery, spoofing, subterfuge, swindling, the runaround, the slip, thwarting, trickiness, tricking, victimization, vision, willful misconception, wishful thinking, zigzag

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  • Circumvention — Cir cum*ven tion, n. [L. circumventio.] The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion. [1913 Webster] A school in which he learns sly circumvention. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumvention — Circumvention, Umgehung, Ueberlistung; Circumversion, Umdrehung, Circumvolution, Umwickelung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • circumvention — index artifice, deception, device (contrivance), evasion, false pretense, hoax, knavery, maneuver …   Law dictionary

  • circumvention — (n.) early 15c., from L. circumventionem (nom. circumventio), noun of action from pp. stem of circumvenire (see CIRCUMVENT (Cf. circumvent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumvention — noun a) The act of evading by going around (bypassing). A school in which he learns sly circumvention. . b) The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion …   Wiktionary

  • circumvention — circumvent ► VERB ▪ find a way around (an obstacle). DERIVATIVES circumvention noun. ORIGIN Latin circumvenire skirt around …   English terms dictionary

  • circumvention of truth — index false pretense Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumvention — noun see circumvent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circumvention — See circumventer. * * * …   Universalium

  • circumvention — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act, an instance, or a means of avoiding: avoidance, bypass, escape, evasion. See SEEK …   English dictionary for students

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