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[ hood-wingkd ]


  1. deceived or tricked:

    Bankers lied to the fearful and easily hoodwinked public about the threat of our financial system collapsing.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of hoodwink ( def ).

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  • un·hood·winked adjective

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Example Sentences

It’s relatively easy to get hoodwinked by online pharmacies that promise quality drugs at bargain prices.

We are being hoodwinked by the corporate desire to make money.

We also wrote on Wednesday about the media being hoodwinked by Hamas.

Roseanne Barr thinks America has been “bamboozled and hoodwinked.”

It is not limited to potential historically hoodwinked foreign visitors.

The Burmese felt similarly hoodwinked by the solitary scholar.

Under this name he hoodwinked the cunning Cerizet, inducing that "man of business" to endorse some notes for him.

But I am not going to be hoodwinked by the thirty thousand francs to be made by spoiling good canvas.

How long will the medical profession continue to be hoodwinked by means of such transparent falsehoods?

I am no fool to be hoodwinked, especially where my little Amy is concerned.

Napoleon having been successfully hoodwinked, Bismarck turned to Italy.