Legerdemain refers to skillful deception or sleight of hand, especially in magic or other performances. It can also refer to trickery or deceitful conduct.
Part of speech
Trickery, deception, chicanery, sleight of hand, cunning, artifice
Honesty, transparency, straightforwardness, sincerity, frankness
- The magician’s legerdemain was so impressive that the audience was left in awe.
- The politician’s legerdemain was exposed when his scandalous dealings were uncovered.
- The salesman used legerdemain to convince the customer to buy a product that they didn’t really need.
- The fraudster’s legerdemain was so convincing that he was able to swindle people out of their life savings.