Definitions of cheater

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

beguiler, cheat, deceiver, slicker, trickster
a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)
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bluffer, four-flusher
a person who tries to bluff other people
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 his own use
someone who falsifies
finagler, wangler
a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
counterfeiter, forger
someone who makes copies illegally
fortune hunter
a person who seeks wealth through marriage
figurehead, front, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman
a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
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
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
someone who leads astray (often deliberately)
charlatan, mountebank
a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
a person who is deliberately vague
someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you
someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins
card shark, card sharp, card sharper, cardsharp, cardsharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy
a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
clip artist
a swindler who fleeces the victim
a maker of counterfeit coins
con artist, con man, confidence man
a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
mimic, mimicker
someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
name dropper
someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
false witness, perjurer
a person who deliberately gives false testimony
craniologist, phrenologist
someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others
charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker
someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
fabricator, fibber, storyteller
someone who tells lies
Tartufe, Tartuffe
a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
welcher, welsher
someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager
whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre
a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
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offender, wrongdoer
a person who transgresses moral or civil law

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