prestidigitation
[ pres-ti-dij-i-tey-shuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 19th century; French from French, from preste ‘nimble’ + Latin digitus ‘finger’ + -ation
Synonyms
  • artfulness
  • manipulation
  • trickery
Antonyms
  • fact
  • reality
Definition
sleight of hand; legerdemain
Example
A) With a little prestidigitation, she made the ring disappear from her finger. B) He studied prestidigitation to impress his friends with close-up magic.
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