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synonyms for informer

  • announcer
  • accuser
  • adviser
  • betrayer
  • blabbermouth
  • canary
  • crier
  • double-crosser
  • finger
  • fink
  • herald
  • interviewer
  • journalist
  • messenger
  • nark
  • newsman
  • preacher
  • propagandist
  • rat
  • singer
  • snake
  • sneak
  • snitcher
  • songbird
  • source
  • squealer
  • stoolie
  • tattler
  • tattletale
  • tipster
  • weasel
  • blab
  • deep throat
  • fat mouth
  • fork tongue
  • notifier
  • ratfink
  • stool pigeon
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How to use informer in a sentence

Time limits were placed on investigations, the FBI in Washington had to approve informers, and the attorney general had to approve mail interceptions and “other invasive investigative methods,” Medsger wrote.
THE FBI BREAK-IN THAT EXPOSED J. EDGAR HOOVER’S MISDEEDS TO BE HONORED WITH HISTORICAL MARKERTOM JACKMANSEPTEMBER 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Dale, an indefatigable informer, was consumed by vermin, and died a miserable spectacle.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
Kurt then suddenly understood that his impudent small sister had probably been the informer and he did not know what to answer.
MAEZLIJOHANNA SPYRI
The informer, blank-faced and stern, noted the crime and informed the police.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
One morning the informer was found by the jailer hanging to the bars of his window.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ARTVARIOUS
How comes it that he is not produced here to tell your Lordships who was his informer, and what he knows of the transaction?
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
Before you could have been entitled to the information you have asked of me, you should have given up the name of your informer.
CORRESPONDENCE, BETWEEN THE LATE COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR AND COMMODORE JAMES BARRONSTEPHEN DECATUR
Shall we, who earn our livelihood by generous daring, be indebted for a penny to the vile artifices of the informer?
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
I couldn't make out at first what made Milly, turn informer against us; but I know now how it was.
GRIFB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
The informer hearing that and seeing the justice angry, went away in a fret; so he was disappointed of his purpose.
GEORGE FOXGEORGE FOX
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WORDS RELATED TO INFORMER

  • Brutus
  • Judas
  • backstabber
  • betrayer
  • defector
  • deserter
  • double agent
  • double-crosser
  • fink
  • informer
  • quisling
  • snake in the grass
  • snitch
  • spy
  • stool pigeon
  • treasonist
  • turncoat
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