What is another word for hoaxes?

Pronunciation: [hˈə͡ʊksɪz] (IPA)

The word "hoaxes" can be defined as a deceptive act or falsehood intended to trick or mislead people. Synonyms for this word include fraud, deceit, scam, sham, spoof, trickery, and falsification. Other related words may include prank, practical joke, or con. These words are often used interchangeably to describe something that is not true or meant to deceive. The use of these synonyms can help to add variety and depth to one's writing or speech, and can help to convey different degrees of dishonesty or intent in the act of hoaxing.

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Usage examples for Hoaxes

I need scarcely refer the reader to Field's confession in his letter of December 12th, 1891, to Mr. Gray of his struggle to give up the use of tobacco, and to the photograph of Field at work, to indicate that his "I do not smoke tobacco" was but one more of those harmless hoaxes he took such pains to carry through at the expense of an ever-credulous public.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
Things like this aren't hoaxes.
Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
Most of the arithmetical feats of trained animals are hoaxes regulated by their sense of smell, sight, touch and taste.
"The Human Side of Animals"
Royal Dixon

Famous quotes with Hoaxes

  • The weakness of the attack lies in its lack of discrimination. It is possible that psychic surgery is a hoax, that plants cannot really read our minds, that Kirlian photography (photographing the "life-aura" of living creatures) may depend on some simple electrical phenomenon. But to lump all of these together as if they were all on the same level of improbability shows a certain lack of discernment. The same applies to the list of "hoaxes." Rhine's careful research into extrasensory perception at Duke University is generally conceded to be serious and sincere, even by people who think his test conditions were too loose. The famous fairy photographs are quite probably a hoax, but no one has ever produced an atom of proof either way, and until someone does, no one can be quite as confident as the editors of seem to be. And Ted Serios has never at any time been exposed as a fraud — although obviously he might be. We see here a phenomena that we shall encounter again in relation to Geller: that when a scientist or a "rationalist" sets himself up as the defender of reason, he often treats logic with a disrespect that makes one wonder what side he is on.
    Colin Wilson
  • In the wacky new world of fake news, conspiracy theories, hoaxes — and social media’s unthinking participation in spreading all of that — facts and truth get lost in the noise. A responsible media needs to be especially careful not to unwittingly spread lies by amplifying them. Some early coverage of Trump’s recent unwarranted, evidence-free blasts about the illegality of some of the popular vote fell into that trap. It’s depressing but a fact of life that a lot of people don’t know the difference between fake news and conspiracy bilge and verified fact. Nor do they seem to care.
    Margaret Sullivan (journalist)

Related words: fake news and hoaxes, hoaxes online, online hoaxes, social media hoaxes, most recent hoaxes

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