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trickster

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trickster

  1. 1 a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something of value <a heartless trickster swindled the elderly woman out of her life savings> Synonyms bilk, bilker, cheat, cheater, chiseler (or chiseller), confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, fakir, finagler, fraudster [chiefly British], hoaxer, scammer, scamster, shark, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindler, tricker Related 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)

  2. 2 one who practices tricks and illusions for entertainment <a very adept trickster who used mirrors to make huge items—even buildings—seem to disappear> Synonyms conjurer (or conjuror), illusionist, prestidigitator, magicianRelated Words charmer, enchanter, enchantress




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