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deceiver

Roget category 548

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.9. Modes of communication
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#548. Deceiver

noun

deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545dissembler, hypocritesophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, Janusserpent, snake in the grass, cockatrice, Judas, wolf in sheep's clothingjiltshuffler, stool pigeon.
liar etc. (lie) etc. 544story-teller, perjurer, false witness, menteur a triple etage [Fr.], Scapinbunko steerer [U.S.], carpetbagger [U.S.], capper [U.S.], faker, fraud, four flusher [Slang], horse coper, ringer [Slang], spieler, straw bidder [U.S.].
imposter, pretender, soi-disant [Fr.], humbugadventurerCagliostro, Fernam Mendez Pintoass in lion's skin etc. (bungler) 701actor etc. (stage player) 599.
quack, charlatan, mountebank, saltimbanco, saltimbanque, empiric, quacksalver, medicaster, Rosicrucian, gypsyman of straw.
conjuror, juggler, trickster, prestidigitator, jockeycrimp, decoy, decoy duckrogue, knave, cheatswindler etc. (thief) 792jobber.

phrase

saint abroad and a devil at home" [Bunyan].



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