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He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.

That we know Earp not as a confidence man but as a duty-bound law officer was his most enduring and successful confidence game.

His hard lines and angles project the arrogance of a confidence man, or as Arlyn Imberman puts it, “a steamroller.”

But this only exasperated the old man the more, and he made a lunge at the confidence man's throat.

It was a new version of an old swindle and to every self-respecting confidence man was well known as the "sick engineer" game.

No, certainly, he was not a confidence man—even if he was, I would rather welcome the adventure.

When he had finished he lighted a long black cigar from a box that had been sent him by a world famous confidence man.

The confidence-man—for Tom had fully decided that such he was—seemed disappointed.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to confidence man, such as: bilker, bunco, cheater, clip artist, con artist, and fleecer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.