pettifoggery

pettifoggery
I noun artfulness, artifice, bamboozlement, cheating, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, corruption, cozenage, craft, craftiness, cunning, deceit, deception, dishonesty, dodgery, duplicity, equivocation, evasion, foul play, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, fraudulent practice, guile, humbug, indirection, intrigue, jobbery, jugglery, juggling, knavery, petty dishonesty, sharp practice, treachery, trickery, trickiness, underhand dealing, underhand practice II index artifice, bad faith, bribery, false pretense, knavery

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pettifoggery — Pet ti*fog ger*y, n.; pl. {pettifoggeries}. The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles. [1913 Webster] Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pettifoggery — noun The actions of a pettifogger; a trivial quarrel. He was capable of using lawyerly rhetoric, at times, to the brink of pettifoggery. Syn: fuss, quibble, spat, squabble, tiff …   Wiktionary

  • pettifoggery — noun see pettifogger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pettifoggery — See pettifogger. * * * …   Universalium

  • pettifoggery — Synonyms and related words: artifice, bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery, collusion, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, covin, dodgery, dodging, equivocation, evasion, fencing, foul play, hairsplitting, hedging, logic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pettifoggery — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. treachery, fraud, deceit; see deception 1 , dishonesty , lie 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • pettifoggery — petɪfÉ‘gÉ™rɪ / fÉ’g n. cheating, deception; swindling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pettifoggery — n jobbery, underhand practice or dealing, corruption, dishonesty, falseness, humbug gery, artifice, subterfuge; bamboozling, cheating, cozenage, swindling, fleecing; fraud, fraudulency, deceit, deception, chicane, duplicity, guile, double dealing …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pettifoggery — pet·ti·fog·gery …   English syllables

  • pettifoggery — noun a quarrel about petty points • Syn: ↑bicker, ↑bickering, ↑spat, ↑tiff, ↑squabble, ↑fuss • Derivationally related forms: ↑fussy (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”