Subterfuge vs Cheating - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between subterfuge and cheating
is that subterfuge
is (countable) an indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind refers especially to war and politics while cheating
is an act of deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition.
As a verb cheating is
As an adjective cheating is
unsporting or underhand.
(countable) An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics.
* 2010 , (Clare Vanderpool), (Moon Over Manifest)
- Overt subterfuge in a region nearly caused a minor accident.
- How’s the spy hunt going? Uncovered any subterfuge ?
, author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter
, title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered
, volume=100, issue=2, page=87
, magazine=(American Scientist
, passage=But was it responsible governance to pass the Longitude Act without other efforts to protect British seamen? Or might it have been subterfuge
—a disingenuous attempt to shift attention away from the realities of their life at sea.}}
(uncountable) Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity.
An act of deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition.
* Edward Bulwer Lytton
- the cheatings and impositions of your pitiful trade
Unsporting or underhand.
Unfaithful or adulterous.