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conning

[ kon ]SEE DEFINITION OF conning

Synonyms for conning

  • bamboozle
  • bilk
  • dupe
  • hoodwink
  • swindle
  • wheedle
  • cajole
  • cheat
  • chicane
  • coax
  • flimflam
  • fool
  • hoax
  • hornswoggle
  • humbug
  • inveigle
  • mislead
  • rook
  • sweet-talk
  • trick
  • double-cross
  • rip off
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Antonyms for conning

  • give
  • be forthright
  • be honest
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONNING

There was one flashing glimpse of conning tower, smashed plates.

She frowned, conning him still with those dark, wistful eyes of hers.

But this was while conning, in cold weather, the classic tale of Troilus and Cressid.

This word comes from "con" of the conning tower on a man-of-war.

To the amazement of all he led the way to the conning tower.

However, Reed was conning the lesson steadily, learning it by slow degrees.

The insolent wretches treat us as impostors; and this Conning—to defy me!

While Conning remains unattached, Conning is likely to be serviceable.

I fear he cannot be induced, and Conning will be snapped up by somebody else.

The bell and the appearance of Conning effectually checked the flood.

WORD ORIGIN

"negation" (mainly in pro and con), 1570s, short for Latin contra "against" (see contra).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONNING

snow job

nounmisrepresentation
  • bill of goods
  • con
  • conning
  • flattery
  • flimflam
  • hosing
  • ripoff
  • scam
  • smoke and mirrors
  • soft sell
  • soft soap
  • song and dance
  • the business
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