legerdemain definition

  • noun:
    • sleight-of-hand.
    • A show of skill or deceitful cleverness: economic legerdemain.
    • Sleight of hand; "magic" trickery
    • A show of skill or deceitful capability
    • sleight-of-hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any artful deception or trick.
    • sleight-of-hand; a deceptive performance or technique which hinges on dexterity of hand; fallacious adroitness, trickery, or deception generally.
    • an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

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