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A false statement or action, esp. one made with intent to deceive
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  1. A false statement or action, esp. one made with intent to deceive
  2. Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
  3. (Sports) The position of a golf ball that has come to a stop.
Something said or done to deceive; trick; artifice
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  1. Something said or done to deceive; trick; artifice
  2. One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
  3. (--- Law) Intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right
An act intended to deceive or trick.
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  1. An act intended to deceive or trick.
  2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
  3. A trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke
A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
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  1. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
  2. One who claims to be what he or she is not; an impostor or fraud:
  3. (Obs.) A trick or fraud
A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
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  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
  2. A person who pretends to have expert knowledge or skill that he or she does not have; fake; mountebank
Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity or other devious disguise.
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  1. Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity or other devious disguise.
Anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
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  1. Anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
  2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
  3. (Sports) A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.
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  1. A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.
  2. Something not genuine; sham; fake
  3. A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan
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  1. Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan
  2. A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
  3. The sound made by a duck, or any sound like it
A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
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  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
  2. A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
Anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
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  1. Anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
  2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
  3. (Sports) A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment. An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment.
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  1. An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment. An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment.
  2. A person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
  3. (--- Law) Intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right
One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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  1. One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
  2. A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
  3. Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
One who sells by deception; a con artist; a charlatan.
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  1. One who sells by deception; a con artist; a charlatan.
  2. (Historical) A person who mounted a bench, or platform, in a public place and sold quack medicines, usually attracting an audience by tricks, stories, etc.
  3. A hawker of quack medicines who attracts customers with stories, jokes, or tricks.
A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; one who deceives, dissembles, is insincere, etc.; fraud
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  1. A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; one who deceives, dissembles, is insincere, etc.; fraud
  2. A fraudulent or dishonest person.
  3. A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.
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  1. A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.
  2. One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
  3. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold.
The sound made by a duck, or any sound like it
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  1. The sound made by a duck, or any sound like it
  2. A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
  3. Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan
To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
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  1. To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
  2. To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive
  3. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
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  1. To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
  2. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
  3. To break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of
To try to mislead (opponents) in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
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  1. To try to mislead (opponents) in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
  2. To manage to get (one's way) by bluffing
  3. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone:
To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
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  1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
  2. (Archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
  3. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
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  1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
  2. To use deceit; lie
  3. To give a false impression:
(Obsolete) To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
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  1. (Obsolete) To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
  2. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
  3. To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
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  1. To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
  2. (Informal) To betray (a person) by doing the opposite of, or intentionally failing to do, what one has promised
  3. To betray or go back on
To deceive (an unwary person).
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  1. To deceive (an unwary person).
  2. To deceive by trickery; fool or cheat
  3. To swindle, deceive, or trick.
(Informal) To speak or act facetiously or in jest; joke:
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  1. (Informal) To speak or act facetiously or in jest; joke:
  2. To toy, tinker, or mess:
  3. To deceive or trick; dupe:
To deceive or swindle by deception.
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  1. To deceive or swindle by deception.
  2. To mislead or confuse by trickery; dupe
  3. To deceive or trick.
To lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude
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  1. To lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude
  2. To lead in the wrong direction.
  3. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
  1. To absorb or comprehend.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
To cheat or deceive or to practice trickery or deception.
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  1. To cheat or deceive or to practice trickery or deception.
  2. To deceive or swindle
To confuse; bewilder.
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  1. To confuse; bewilder.
  2. (Informal) To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.
  3. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion:
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  1. To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion:
  2. To possess an understanding of; know
  3. To get, take, receive, or obtain
To bluff, especially in poker
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  1. To bluff, especially in poker
  2. (Stud Poker) To bluff when one holds four cards of the same suit (four flush) instead of the five in a true flush
  3. (Informal) To pretend to be, have, or intend something so as to deceive; bluff
Find another word for humbug. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for humbug, like: lie, fraud, hoax, sham, charlatan, imposter, fake, faker, phony, quack and deception.