1. a maneuver in a game or conversation

    Synonyms : ploy, stratagem
    Type Of : tactical manoeuvre, maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver
  2. an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

    Synonyms : ploy
    Type Of : input, remark, comment
  3. a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

    Type Of : chess move


  1. take exception to

    Synonyms : challenge, dispute
    Type Of : repugn, contend, contest


  1. a socially awkward or tactless act

    Synonyms : faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism
    Type Of : fuckup, blooper, pratfall, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, bloomer, flub, foul-up
  2. the quality of being rustic or gauche

    Synonyms : rusticity
    Type Of : stiffness, clumsiness, gracelessness, awkwardness


  1. the quality of being gregarious--having a dislike of being alone

    Type Of : sociability, sociableness


  1. a socially awkward or tactless act

    Synonyms : faux pas, gaucherie, slip, solecism
    Type Of : bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall


  1. artfully persuasive in speech

    Synonyms : glib-tongued, smooth-tongued
    Examples :
    • a glib tongue
  2. having only superficial plausibility

    Synonyms : pat, slick
    Examples :
    • glib promises
  3. marked by lack of intellectual depth

    Examples :
    • glib generalizations
    • a glib response to a complex question


  1. of or relating to gustation

    Synonyms : gustative, gustatorial


  1. naive and easily deceived or tricked

    Synonyms : fleeceable, green
    Examples :
    • at that early age she had been gullible and in love
  2. easily tricked because of being too trusting

    Examples :
    • gullible tourists taken in by the shell game


  1. tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

    Synonyms : credulousness
    Type Of : naiveness, naivete, naivety


  1. free of deceit

    Synonyms : transparent