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cheat

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cheat

  1. a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something of value <a cheat at cards> Synonyms bilk, bilker, trickster, cheater, chiseler (or chiseller), confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, fakir, finagler, fraudster [chiefly British], hoaxer, scammer, scamster, shark, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindler, trickerRelated Words double-crosser, double-dealer; bluffer, charlatan, fake, faker, humbug, impostor (or imposter), mountebank, phony (also phoney), pretender, quack, quacksalver, ringer, sham; adventurer, fox, gamesman, knave, prankster, rascal, rogue; fast-talker, slick, slicker, slickster, slyboots, smoothy (or smoothie), wheeler-dealer; plotter, schemer, sneak, sneaker; blackleg, cardsharp (or cardsharper)




cheat

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cheat

  1. 1 to use dishonest methods to achieve a goal <students who cheat on tests end up never knowing anything> Synonyms chicane, finagle, fudge Related Words crib; color, distort, falsify, misinterpret, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp; doctor, fake, tamper (with); elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, stretch; dodge, evade, hedge

  2. 2 to be sexually unfaithful <he suspects that his girlfriend is cheating on him> Synonyms philander, screw around, step out Related Words cat (around), fool around, fornicate, play (around), tomcat (around), womanize; copulate, couple, lie, make out, mate, sleep; lust

  3. 3 to fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of <the daredevil survived his plunge over the falls with barely a scratch, having cheated death once again> Synonyms disappoint, dissatisfy, fail, let downRelated Words bum (out), chagrin, discontent, disgruntle, displease, distress, upset; disenchant, disillusion; deceive, delude, mockNear Antonyms fulfill (or fulfil); gladdenAntonyms content, gratify, satisfy

  4. 4 to rob by the use of trickery or threats <a despicable confidence man who heartlessly cheated elderly people out of their savings> Synonyms beat, bilk, bleed, fleece, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeRelated Words extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk




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