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DECEIVER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does deceiver mean? 

DECEIVER (noun)
  The noun DECEIVER has 1 sense:

1. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

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


 Dictionary entry details 


DECEIVER (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

beguiler; cheater; deceiver; trickster; cheat; slicker

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

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)

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

bluffer; four-flusher (a person who tries to bluff other people)

imitator; impersonator (someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another)

fake; faker; fraud; imposter; impostor; pretender; pseud; pseudo; role player; sham; shammer (a person who makes deceitful pretenses)

liar; prevaricator (a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly)

misleader (someone who leads astray (often deliberately))

charlatan; mountebank (a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes)

obscurantist (a person who is deliberately vague)

sandbagger (someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you)

two-timer (someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else)

dissembler; dissimulator; hypocrite; phoney; phony; pretender (a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives)

figurehead; front; front man; nominal head; straw man; strawman (a person used as a cover for some questionable activity)

fortune hunter (a person who seeks wealth through marriage)

chiseler; chiseller; defrauder; gouger; grifter; scammer; swindler (a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud)

decoy; steerer (a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot))

dodger; fox; slyboots (a shifty deceptive person)

betrayer; double-crosser; double-dealer; traitor; two-timer (a person who says one thing and does another)

defalcator; embezzler; peculator (someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for their own use)

falsifier (someone who falsifies)

finagler; wangler (a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods)

counterfeiter; forger (someone who makes copies illegally)

utterer (someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins)


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