What is another word for hoodwinked?

Pronunciation: [hˈʊdwɪŋkt] (IPA)

Hoodwinked is a term that describes being deceived or tricked in some way. There are numerous synonyms that can be used to describe the same thing, including bamboozled, misled, duped, and conned. Other synonyms include scammed, swindled, beguiled, and fooled. These words all have slightly different connotations, but they all refer to the act of being fooled or deceived by someone. Whether it involves a simple misrepresentation of the truth or a complex scheme to defraud someone, being hoodwinked is always frustrating and disheartening. Having a wide vocabulary of related terms can help to describe this experience in different ways and convey its true impact.

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Usage examples for Hoodwinked

The American people cannot always be hoodwinked.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
She regarded him with dislike because he betrayed no curiosity about herself and because he obviously knew too much to be hoodwinked by her arts.
"Command"
William McFee
But Nini was not to be thus hoodwinked.
"My Home In The Field of Honor"
Frances Wilson Huard

Famous quotes with Hoodwinked

  • Society has been hoodwinked into accepting many lies, and one of the greatest is that homosexuals are 'born that way.' If that is true, we were all born homosexuals. As we developed, we all had the capacity to be a homosexual.
    Ray Comfort
  • A good deal depends on the quality of the lie. You must have intellectual lies for intellectual people and crude lies for popular consumption, but if your popular lies are too blatant and your more intellectual section are shocked and see through them, they may (and indeed they did) begin to be suspicious as to whether they were not being hoodwinked too. Nevertheless, the inmates of colleges are just as credulous as the inmates of the slums.
    Arthur Ponsonby
  • Naturally, it isn't the mere fact of being named that brings about the hoax of being a "real person"; it is all that goes with it. The child is tricked into the ego-feeling by the attitudes, words, and actions of the society which surrounds him—his parents, relatives, teachers, and, above all, his similarly hoodwinked peers. Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted. We are, perhaps, rather dimly aware of the immense power of our social environment. We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. We copy emotional reactions from our parents, learning from them that excrement is supposed to have a disgusting smell and that vomiting is supposed to be an unpleasant sensation. The dread of death is also learned from their anxieties about sickness and from their attitudes to funerals and corpses. Our social environment has this power just because we do not exist apart from a society. Society is our extended mind and body.
    Alan Watts
  • Philosophy complains that Custom has hoodwinked us, from the first; that we do everything by Custom, even Believe by it; that our very Axioms, let us boast of Free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such Beliefs as we have never heard questioned. Nay, what is Philosophy throughout but a continual battle against Custom; an ever-renewed effort to transcend the sphere of blind Custom, and so become Transcendental?
    Thomas Carlyle
  • I began to sense faintly that secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy...censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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