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  • as inconfidence game
  • as incon game

synonyms for confidence trick

  • Ponzi
  • bait and switch
  • boiler room
  • bunco game
  • bunko
  • con
  • con game
  • flimflam
  • hustle
  • racket
  • ripoff
  • shell game
  • skin game
  • sting
  • swindle
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How to use confidence trick in a sentence

He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I could have sworn I heard a cry, and one of my men spoke in a tone that assured me my imagination had not been playing a trick.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
We have been in the profession some years, Mr. Pickwick, and have been honoured with the confidence of many excellent clients.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Some were inquisitive enough to ask, Has a treaty been signed or a trick been played upon the rebels?
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
She embraced Otteline; and gave him her hand to kiss, with repeated expressions of future confidence in the husband of her friend.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Her work is full of life and strength, and her touch shows her confidence in herself and her technical knowledge.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Not more than one adult worker in ten—so at least it might with confidence be estimated—is employed on necessary things.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Rapidity of action and a self-confidence which on the battlefield never felt itself beaten were the cause of Murat's success.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But he is as insolent as you could wish, and has a superb confidence in himself that his enemies call by the most offensive names.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFIDENCE TRICK

  • Ponzi
  • bait and switch
  • boiler room
  • bunco game
  • bunko
  • con
  • con job
  • confidence trick
  • flimflam
  • hustle
  • racket
  • ripoff
  • shell game
  • skin game
  • sting
  • swindle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.