Need another word that means the same as “hoax”? Find 17 synonyms and 30 related words for “hoax” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Hoax” are: dupery, fraud, fraudulence, humbug, put-on, joke, jest, prank, trick, jape, play a joke on, pull someone's leg, play a practical joke on, play a jest on, play a prank on, fool
Hoax as a Noun
Definitions of "Hoax" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “hoax” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.
- A humorous or malicious deception.
Synonyms of "Hoax" as a noun (10 Words)
|dupery||Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.|
|fraud||Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.|
He was convicted of fraud.
|fraudulence||Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.|
|humbug||A boiled sweet, especially one flavoured with peppermint.|
His comments are sheer humbug.
|jape||A practical joke.|
The childish jape of depositing a stink bomb in her locker.
|jest||A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.|
It was said in jest.
|joke||A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.|
He told a very funny joke.
|prank||A practical joke or mischievous act.|
The tapestry was stolen as part of a drunken student prank.
|put-on||A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.|
|trick||A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.|
He s a double dealer capable of any mean trick.
Usage Examples of "Hoax" as a noun
- A hoax 999 call.
- The evidence had been planted as part of an elaborate hoax.
Hoax as a Verb
Definitions of "Hoax" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “hoax” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Trick or deceive (someone).
- Subject to a playful hoax or joke.
Synonyms of "Hoax" as a verb (7 Words)
|fool||Fool or hoax.|
He fooled nightclub managers into believing he was a successful businessman.
|play a jest on||Consider not very seriously.|
|play a joke on||Participate in games or sport.|
|play a practical joke on||Stake on the outcome of an issue.|
|play a prank on||Stake on the outcome of an issue.|
|pull someone's leg||Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover.|
|trick||Cunningly deceive or outwit.|
We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week.
Associations of "Hoax" (30 Words)
|baloney||Foolish or deceptive talk; nonsense.|
I don t buy it it s all a load of baloney.
|bamboozle||Conceal one’s true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end.|
He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well.
|bogus||Not genuine or true (used in a disapproving manner when deception has been attempted.|
A bogus insurance claim.
|charlatan||A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes.|
A self confessed con artist and charlatan.
|cheat||An act of cheating a fraud or deception.|
She cheats on her husband.
|counterfeit||A copy that is represented as the original.|
A counterfeit prince.
|deceit||The quality of being fraudulent.|
A web of deceit.
|deceive||(of a thing) give (someone) a mistaken impression.|
The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house.
|deception||A misleading falsehood.|
Obtaining property by deception.
|duplicity||A fraudulent or duplicitous representation.|
The president was accused of duplicity in his dealings with Congress.
|fraud||Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.|
Prosecutions for social security frauds.
|fraudulence||The quality of being fraudulent.|
|fraudulent||Intended to deceive – S.T.Coleridge.|
|gullible||Easily tricked because of being too trusting.|
An attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money.
|hoodwink||Conceal one’s true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end.|
Staff were hoodwinked into thinking the cucumber was a sawn off shotgun.
|humbug||Pretentious or silly talk or writing.|
You see what a humbug I am.
|hypocrite||A hypocritical person.|
The story tells of respectable Ben who turns out to be a cheat and a hypocrite.
|impostor||A person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.|
The charity has warned anyone approached by the impostor to contact police immediately.
|liar||A person who tells lies.|
The man was a notorious liar.
|mountebank||A person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.|
|perpetrate||Carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action.|
A crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state.
|phony||Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance.|
|pretender||A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.|
The pretender to the throne.
|pseudo||(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of.|
The arty chat of a campus pseudo.
|quackery||Dishonest practices and claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.|
A website dedicated to exposing medical quackery.
|rebel||A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority especially in the hope of improving conditions.|
|scam||Deprive of by deceit.|
A guy that scams old pensioners out of their savings.
|specious||Misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.|
The music trade gives Golden Oldies a specious appearance of novelty.
|swindle||Use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions.|
He was said to have swindled 62 5 million from the state owned cement industry.
|swindler||A person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.|
He used his charm to become a small time swindler.