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  • nouncheating, stealing
  • verbcheat, steal

synonyms for swindle

  • deceit
  • deception
  • extortion
  • hoax
  • racket
  • ripoff
  • scam
  • blackmail
  • cheat
  • con
  • double-dealing
  • fake
  • frame-up
  • fraud
  • hustle
  • imposition
  • imposture
  • knavery
  • sell
  • shakedown
  • sham
  • sting
  • trick
  • trickery
  • crooked deal
  • dirty pool
  • double cross
  • fast one
  • fast shuffle
  • shady deal
  • sharp practice
  • shell game
See also synonyms for: swindled / swindler / swindling
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antonyms for swindle

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  • frankness
  • honesty
  • openness
  • truth
  • truthfulness
  • uprightness
  • forthrightness
  • benevolence
  • donation
  • gift
  • give
  • help
  • destroy
  • lose
  • donate
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How to use swindle in a sentence

Flimflam felt better in the mouth than swindle, and rubberneck was a more agreeable verb than crane.
FROM ‘SCIENTIST’ TO ‘SPAM,’ THE SURPRISINGLY PLAYFUL ORIGINS OF ENGLISH WORDSRALPH KEYESAPRIL 1, 2021TIME
I know where it claims to be, and I know it is just one big swindle from beginning to end.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
He said it was a bad swindle and he knew many others who had lost their money, too, which I thought would please you.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Bois l'Hery's horses were unsound, Schwalbach's gallery was a swindle, Moessard's articles a recognised blackmail.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
The whole thing was a cleverly-planned swindle, and unless you can get the bonds back you'll be out the money.
THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARMARTHUR M. WINFIELD (AKA EDWARD STRATEMEYER)
That is true, too,—although I somehow think Merrick is the prime mover in this swindle.
THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARMARTHUR M. WINFIELD (AKA EDWARD STRATEMEYER)
Devar was in the swindle and kept Miste advised of your movements.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
The man has had a finger in every Anglo-French swindle of the last ten years.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
"Yes—that's how he came to swindle me and several others," answered our hero.
FROM FARM TO FORTUNEHORATIO ALGER JR.
One who'll beat me and swindle me and spend my money on other women—that's the sort of man for me.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SWINDLE

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bilk
  • con
  • confound
  • confuse
  • deceive
  • defraud
  • delude
  • dupe
  • flimflam
  • hoax
  • hoodwink
  • hornswoggle
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • stump
  • swindle
  • trick
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