Definitions for: Deceiver


[n] someone who leads you to believe something that is not true



Webster (1913) Definition: De*ceiv"er, n.
One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an
impostor.

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.

Synonyms: beguiler, cheat, cheater, slicker, trickster

See Also: betrayer, bluffer, charlatan, chiseler, chiseller, counterfeiter, decoy, dissembler, dodger, double-crosser, double-dealer, fake, faker, falsifier, figurehead, finagler, forger, fortune hunter, four-flusher, fox, fraud, front, front man, gouger, hypocrite, imitator, impersonator, imposter, impostor, liar, misleader, mountebank, nominal head, obscurantist, offender, phoney, phony, pretender, prevaricator, pseud, pseudo, role player, sandbagger, scammer, sham, shammer, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, slyboots, steerer, straw man, swindler, traitor, two-timer, utterer, wangler, wrongdoer

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