(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. deceive, defraud (See deception).
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [One who cheats]
Syn. rogue, cheater, swindler, fraud, quack, charlatan, conniver, confidence man, scammer, chiseler, impostor, masquerader, fake, bluff, deceiver, inveigler, hypocrite, double-dealer, trickster, shyster, mountebank, pettifogger, pretender, knave, cozener, dodger, humbug, crook, defrauder, dissembler, bilk, sharper, shark, wolf in sheep's clothing, enticer, decoy, beguiler, phony*, diddler*, two-timer*, blackleg*, con artist*, con man*, fourflusher*, shill*, sharp*, cardsharp*, flimflammer*, flimflam man*, bunco artist*, grifter*; see also criminal , impostor , quack , rascal .
2. [A trick]
Syn. fraud, swindle, deceit; see fake , trick 1 .
Syn. defraud, swindle, dupe, trick, deceive, victimize, hoax, con*, bilk, gull, bamboozle, fleece, overcharge, shortchange, gyp*, gouge*, rook, chisel*, cozen, mulct, be dishonest, practice fraud, crib*, plagiarize, copy, be unfaithful, play around, fool around, two-time*, stack the deck, stack the cards, play with marked cards, load the dice, diddle*, rip off*, clip*, stick*, sting*, burn*, beat*; see also deceive .
Syn.- cheat , the most general term in this comParison, implies dealing dishonestly or deceptively with someone to obtain some advantage or gain; defraud , chiefly a legal term, stresses the use of deliberate deception in criminally depriving a person of rights or property; swindle stresses the winning of a person's confidence in order to cheat or defraud that person of money; trick implies deluding by means of a ruse, stratagem, etc., but does not always suggest fraudulence or a harmful motive; dupe stresses credulity in the person who is tricked or fooled; hoax implies a trick skillfully carried off simply to demonstrate the gullibility of the victim
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. swindle *rip-off, con, fleecing, sham, deception, *fast shuffle, fraud, flimflam, *dirty pool, trick.
2. swindler *rip-off artist, con, sham artist, chiseler, sharper, flimflam man, crook, rogue, imposter, fraud.
defraud, swindle, *rip off, con, burn, bilk, sucker, *rook, screw, fleece, *bamboozle, gouge, *soak, snooker, finagle, double-cross.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery: bilk, cozen, defraud, gull, mulct, rook, swindle, victimize. Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim. Slang: diddle1, do, gyp, stick, sting. See HONEST. 2. Informal. To be sexually unfaithful to another: philander, womanize. Informal: fool around, mess around, play around. See SEX. II noun 1. An act of cheating: fraud, swindle, victimization. Informal: flimflam. Slang: gyp. See HONEST. 2. A person who cheats: bilk, cheater, cozener, defrauder, rook, sharper, swindler, trickster, victimizer. Informal: chiseler, crook, flimflammer. Slang: diddler, gyp, gypper. See HONEST.

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