What is another word for outwitting?

Pronunciation: [a͡ʊtwˈɪtɪŋ] (IPA)

Outwitting, or the act of outsmarting someone, can be described using various synonyms. Some of these synonyms include tricking, deceiving, fooling, duping, or swindling. To outwit someone means to gain the upper hand in a contest of wits, often resulting in the outwitted party being left in a disadvantaged position. Other synonyms for outwitting could also be outmaneuvering, outfoxing, outsmarting, or outthinking, all of which refer to the ability to anticipate an opponent's actions and circumvent them. Outwitting can also mean to outdo, or surpass someone's expectations, such as outpacing or outperforming them in a competition.

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What are the hypernyms for Outwitting?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Outwitting

You've offered me the things that are attainable by taking thought, by perseverance, by pertinacity, by the outwitting of your fellow-men, by the stacking of coins.
"The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill"
Winston Churchill
What made her smile was the idea of outwitting that spy of a Justin.
"The Fortune of the Rougons"
Emile Zola
A lesser woman would have done it without a qualm, feeling justified in outwitting so cruel a thing as the bequest; but not you!
"The Man Thou Gavest"
Harriet T. Comstock

Famous quotes with Outwitting

  • Absolute brain size does not tell you everything — or possibly sometimes even much. Elephants and whales both have brains larger than ours, but you wouldn't have much trouble outwitting them in contract negotiations.
    Bill Bryson
  • ... confess now- could you lie with the wife of your friend? could you debauch his sister? could you defraud a poor creditor? could you by gambling rejoice in the outwitting a novice of all his possessions?- No! why then thou art a silly fellow, incumbered with three abominable inmates; to wit- Conscience, Honesty, and Good-nature
    Ignatius Sancho
  • On Palm Sunday, at Appomattox Court House, the spirit of feudalism, of aristocracy, of injustice in this country, surrendered, in the person of Robert E. Lee, the Virginian slave-holder, to the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and of equal rights, in the person of Ulysses S. Grant, the Illinois tanner. So closed this great campaign in the 'Good Fight of Liberty'. So the Army of the Potomac, often baffled, struck an immortal blow, and gave the right hand of heroic fellowship to their brethren of the West. So the silent captain, when all his lieutenants had secured their separate fame, put on the crown of victory and ended civil war. As fought the Lieutenant-General of the United States, so fight the United States themselves, in the 'Good Fight of Man'. With Grant's tenacity, his patience, his promptness, his tranquil faith, let us assault the new front of the old enemy. We, too, must push through the enemy's Wilderness, holding every point we gain. We, too, must charge at daybreak upon his Spottsylvania Heights. We, too, must flank his angry lines and push them steadily back. We, too, must fling ourselves against the baffling flames of Cold Harbor. We, too, outwitting him by night, must throw our whole force across swamp and river, and stand entrenched before his capital. And we, too, at last, on some soft, auspicious day of spring, loosening all our shining lines, and bursting with wild battle music and universal shout of victory over the last desperate defense, must occupy the very citadel of caste, force the old enemy to final and unconditional surrender, and bring Boston and Charleston to sing Te Deum together for the triumphant equal rights of man
    George William Curtis

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