What is another word for tricks?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈɪks] (IPA)

Tricks are often associated with deception, but they can also refer to clever tactics or skills. Synonyms for tricks include ploys, maneuvers, strategies, schemes, artifices, gimmicks, and stunts. Ploys are cunning strategies deployed to achieve a specific objective. Maneuvers are calculated moves designed to achieve an advantageous position. Strategies are well-thought-out plans of action. Schemes are often used in a negative context, implying a deceitful or manipulative plan. Artifices are clever devices or contrivances used to achieve a particular end. Gimmicks are often used to attract attention or promote a product. Stunts are daring and adventurous feats of skill or courage.

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Usage examples for Tricks

Of course, he had to be very careful in doing the fire tricks, for at the best such tricks are highly dangerous.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
She told herself angrily that her nerves were playing her odious tricks, for as Dick came towards her she had the sensation, almost the knowledge, that he longed to strike her, and it was a very odd, a very unpleasant, sensation.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
They're easy now, but we must see that no more tricks like that are played at the bank.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Tricks

  • Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets.
    Josef Albers
  • All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
    Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Well I'm still working on The Incredibles. So I'm going to take a little time off. I've got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. I'm not ready to talk about them yet, but expect the unexpected.
    Brad Bird
  • Movies are like magic tricks.
    Jeff Bridges
  • There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before.
    Dave Brubeck

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