One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who acts dishonestly in order to gain an advantage.
swindler, fraudster, trickster, confidence trickster, deceiver, hoaxer, hoodwinker, double-dealer, double-crosser, sham, fraud, fake, crook, rogue, charlatan, quack, mountebank, racketeerView synonyms
- ‘The film starts with a likable and seemingly talented young man, and ends with a pitiful cheater.’
- ‘There he hopes to find the cheater's code, but a confrontation with the aging Countess results in tragedy and Liza learns that Herman was using her all along.’
- ‘Why did so many conservatives see the president not simply as a detested opponent but as a cheater, a deceiver, a beguiler, and a rogue?’
- ‘The fear was that a deep-pocketed cheater could simply overturn the evidence against her or him.’
- ‘On the other hand, if one cheats and the other cooperates, the cheater gets the biggest possible reward, and the cooperator loses big-time.’
- ‘He may well try, like some deft and charming poker player, to rope us back into another round and to assure us that he will protect us from the cheater.’
- ‘Does the connotation of ‘backlash’ really cover the possibility that a cheater would be punished for his cheating?’
- ‘If we have been cheated, the cheater's time could be coming to an end.’
- ‘Of course, at some point somebody is going to say, your old man was a cheater.’
- ‘All in all, the aforementioned suggested actions that a professor could have undertaken would have saved me from the frustration of being accused a cheater.’
- ‘I just don't like being called a cheater, and I don't like my country being called a cheater.’
- ‘Or, here's a piece that shows you what a liar I am, what a cheater I am.’
- ‘At this point, a wronged player can punish the cheater.’
- ‘The person would feel even worse if the cheater does not get her or his just punishment.’
- ‘All of the answers (except for a couple) are easy to find on the internet and everyone's a cheater.’
- ‘We've been married for almost 40 years and I do not want to break the family up, but neither can I live with a liar and a cheater.’
- ‘She lost only because her opponent was a cheater.’
- ‘You see, a similar thing had happened to me in the past, only in that scenario, instead of being the third party who caught the cheater cheating, I was the one who had been cheated on.’
- ‘Yet the tone is jauntier, more direct, as if the speaker feels relieved to have confessed her desperate need for the cheater who has her under his spell.’
- ‘They set the cheater up to lose and then bust him.’
2cheatersinformal A pair of glasses or sunglasses.
- ‘If you spend a lot of time outdoors gardening, or reading in the sun, you'll want to invest in a pair of cheater sunglasses.’
- ‘These sunglasses are perfect for all reader, magnifier or cheater wearers.’
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