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hoaxer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hoaxer

  1. 1 a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something of value if it sounds too good to be true, you're probably dealing with a hoaxer in a boiler room somewhere Synonyms of hoaxer bilk, bilker, cheat, cheater, chiseler (or chiseller), confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, fakir, finagler, fraudster [chiefly British], trickster, scammer, scamster, shark, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindler, trickerWords Related to hoaxer 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 makes false claims of identity or expertise his college roommate turned out be a complete hoaxer and not the son of a wealthy shipping tycoon he said he was Synonyms of hoaxer charlatan, fake, faker, fakir, fraud, impostor, humbug, mountebank, phony (also phoney), pretender, quack, quacksalver, ringer, shamWords Related to hoaxer copycat, imitator, impersonator, mimic; actor, bluffer, counterfeiter, deceiver, dissembler, duper, feigner, misleader, operator, trickster; poseur; cozener, defrauder, dodger, fraudster [chiefly British], scammer, scamster, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindlerNear Antonyms of hoaxer ace, adept, authority, crackerjack (also crackajack), expert, maestro, master, past master, professional, virtuoso, whiz, wizard


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