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Definition of DECEIVER

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Deceiver \De*ceiv"er\, n.
     One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor. [1913 Webster]

           The deceived and the deceiver are his.   --Job xii. 16.

     Syn: {Deceiver}, {Impostor}.

     Usage: A deceiver operates by stealth and in private upon individuals; an impostor practices his arts on the community at large. The one succeeds by artful falsehoods, the other by bold assumption. The faithless friend and the fickle lover are deceivers; the false prophet and the pretended prince are impostors. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "deceiver": Judas, actor, affecter, bad person, betrayer, convict, criminal, crook, debaucher, defiler, delinquent, desperado, desperate criminal, despoiler, double-dealer, evildoer, fake, felon, fraud, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, hollow man, jailbird, lawbreaker, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, man of straw, mannerist, misfeasor, mobster, outlaw, paper tiger, performer, phony, playactor, pretender, public enemy, quisling, racketeer, raper, rapist, ravager, ravisher, scofflaw, scoundrel, seducer, sinner, straw man, swindler, thief, thug, traitor, transgressor, two-timer, villain, violator, worker of ill, wrongdoer


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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