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cheating

noun

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2 a sexual encounter or relationship between a married person and someone other than their spouse
  • she swore that if there was ever any cheating, she'd leave in a heartbeat

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cheating

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of cheating (Entry 2 of 3)

cheating

verb
present participle of cheat

Synonyms & Antonyms of cheating (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to use dishonest methods to achieve a goal
  • students who cheat on tests end up never knowing anything

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2 to be sexually unfaithful
  • he suspects that his girlfriend is cheating on him

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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

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“Cheating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cheating. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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