pro and con

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pro and con

: both for and against
  • A lot has been written pro and con about the new law.

Word by Word Definitions

pro play
  1. : an argument or evidence in affirmation

  2. : the affirmative side or one holding it

  1. : on the affirmative side : in affirmation

  1. : in favor of : for

  1. : professional

  1. : earlier than : prior to : before

  2. : rudimentary : prot-

  3. : precursory

  1. : taking the place of : substituting for

  2. : favoring : supporting : championing

con play
  1. : to commit to memory

  2. : to study or examine closely

  1. : less common spelling of conn

  2. : to conduct or direct the steering of (a vessel, such as a ship)

  1. : on the negative side : in opposition

  1. : an argument or evidence in opposition

  2. : the negative position or one holding it

  1. : confidence

  1. : swindle

  2. : manipulate

  3. : persuade, cajole

  1. : something (such as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence

  1. : convict

  1. : a destructive disease of the lungs

  1. — see com-


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