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Synonym of Red herring

Red herring Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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red herring
Synonyms and related words:
anguille, art, artful dodge, artifice, blind, caviar, chicanery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, craft, cute trick, deceit, design, device, dodge, eel, expedient, fakement, feint, fetch, fish, fish eggs, gambit, game, gimmick, grift, intrigue, jugglery, kipper, kippered salmon, knavery, little game, maneuver, move, plot, ploy, poisson, racket, roe, ruse, scheme, seafood, shift, sleight, smoked herring, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, tactic, trick, trickery, wile, wily device
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
red herring

Noun
1. any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
(hypernym) diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation
2. a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
(synonym) smoked herring
(hypernym) herring
3. a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus; "because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring"
(synonym) preliminary prospectus
(hypernym) course catalog, course catalogue, prospectus

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