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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cheating mean? 

  The noun CHEATING has 1 sense:

1. a deception for profit to yourself

  Familiarity information: CHEATING used as a noun is very rare.

CHEATING (adjective)
  The adjective CHEATING has 2 senses:

1. not faithful to a spouse or lover
2. violating accepted standards or rules

  Familiarity information: CHEATING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1cheating [BACK TO TOP]


A deception for profit to yourself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


cheating; cheat

Hypernyms ("cheating" is a kind of...):

deceit; deception; dissembling; dissimulation (the act of deceiving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cheating"):

gerrymander (an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage))

CHEATING (adjective)

Sense 1cheating [BACK TO TOP]


Not faithful to a spouse or lover


cheating; two-timing; adulterous

Context examples:

adulterous husbands and wives / a two-timing boyfriend


unfaithful (having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend)

Sense 2cheating [BACK TO TOP]


Violating accepted standards or rules


unsportsmanlike; unsporting; cheating; foul; dirty

Context examples:

a dirty fighter / used foul means to gain power / a nasty unsporting serve / fined for unsportsmanlike behavior


unfair; unjust (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception)

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