Words and phrases that have a meaning related to ploy:   (122 results)

Often used in the same context:
tactic, gimmick, ruse, gambit, stratagem, smokescreen, red herring, attempt, subterfuge, posturing, charade, masterstroke, gamesmanship, trick, sham, machination, discredit, gimmickry, stunt, trump card, trickery, opportunist, bargaining chip, strategem, propaganda, smacks, disinformation, sophistry, backfire, dirty tricks, dupe, eyewash, hogwash, stooge, pandering, sleight, baldfaced, pretext, greenmail, saber rattling, excuse, sop, bamboozle, pawns, politicking, feint, wishful thinking, fig leaf, window dressing, euphemism, copout, canard, joke, chicanery, scheming, psychological warfare, strategery, modus operandi, furphy, psywar, curry favor, switcheroo, theatrics, smear, fait accompli, doublecross, brinkmanship, soft soaping, blackmail, balderdash, farce, demagoguery, effort, bluster, backdoor, hyperbole, skullduggery, bogeyman, doublespeak, insinuation, shenanigan, deceptiveness, lure, tokenism, kidology, underhandedness, misnomer, maneuver, jape, detractors, lackeys, legerdemain, falsehood, contrivance, fool, ripoff, phoney, sour grapes, malarkey, eleventh hour, baloney, charlatanism, ploys, gambits, manoeuvre, dodge, ruses, move, slogan, expedient, stratagems, trope

More general:
comment, maneuver, maneuvering, manoeuvering, manoeuvre, remark, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuver

gambit, stratagem

Also try:
— Adjectives for ploy: political, clever, common, rhetorical, deliberate, old, obvious, favorite, tactical, cynical, public, more...

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