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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 of cheat 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, trickerWords Related to cheat 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 of cheat chicane, finagle, fudge Words Related to cheat 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 of cheat philander, screw around, step out Words Related to cheat 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 of cheat disappoint, dissatisfy, fail, let downWords Related to cheat bum (out), chagrin, discontent, disgruntle, displease, distress, upset; disenchant, disillusion; deceive, delude, mockNear Antonyms of cheat fulfill (or fulfil); gladdenAntonyms of cheat 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 of cheat 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, victimizeWords Related to cheat 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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