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con

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of con

  1. a person convicted as a criminal and serving a prison sentence <was uneasy with the fact that an ex-con was living next door> Synonyms con, jailbirdRelated Words lifer, trusty; parolee, probationer; captive, capture, inmate, internee, prisoner




con

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of con

  1. an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <the explanation was so plausible that I never suspected it was all a con to make off with my car> Synonyms bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, swindleRelated Words cross, fix; Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme; racket, rip-off; thimblerig, three-card monte; device, dodge, gimmick, jig, ploy, scheme, sleight, stratagem, trick, wile; gouging, overcharging, soaking; counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham




con

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of con

  1. 1 to commit to memory <usually candidates con their entire campaign speech, right down to the jokes they supposedly ad-lib> Synonyms con, learn, studyRelated Words hark back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, recollect, relive, remember, reminisce (about), retain, think (of); accept, apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, know, understand; absorb, digestNear Antonyms disremember, forget, misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Antonyms unlearn

  2. 2 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) <seemed to be conning his face for any sign of romantic interest> Synonyms audit, check (out), con, examine, overlook, oversee, review, scan, scrutinize, survey, viewRelated Words notice, observe, watch; comb, peruse, pore (over); analyze, dissect, parse; delve (into), explore, investigate, plumb, probe, research, study; categorize, classify; pick over; reinspect, rereview, resurveyNear Antonyms skim; glance (at or over); miss, overlook




con

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of con

  1. 1 to rob by the use of trickery or threats <a fly-by-night operator who had conned hundreds of would-be homeowners out of their hard-earned money> Synonyms beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, 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

  2. 2 to cause to believe what is untrue <tried to con me into thinking that he had actually won the lottery> Synonyms bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickRelated Words kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms undeceive




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