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Princeton's WordNet

  1. con(noun)

    an argument opposed to a proposal

  2. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird(noun)

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

  3. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam(verb)

    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

  4. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    deprive of by deceit

    "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

  5. memorize, memorise, con, learn(adverb)

    commit to memory; learn by heart

    "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

  6. con(adverb)

    in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.

    "much was written pro and con"


  1. Con(ProperNoun)

    A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius.

  2. Origin: Shortened from convict.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Con(adverb)

    against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro

  2. Con(verb)

    to know; to understand; to acknowledge

  3. Con(verb)

    to study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously

  4. Con(verb)

    to conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer

  5. Origin: [See Cond.]


  1. Con

    Con is a television series on Comedy Central in which con artist Skyler Stone revealed the secrets of his profession by performing confidence tricks, scams, and hoaxes of various degrees of complexity on camera. These could range from simply claiming that an order for food was botched, to claiming to be a certain profession, which required training. In one episode Stone showed how he received free soft drinks at fast food restaurants by retaining paper cups from various fast food restaurants and then refilling them at soda fountains. Most of his cons revolved around him claiming that he is filming a television show or movie of some sort, and that the product or service he wished to acquire would be advertised in the film or show. The products did wind up getting free advertisement – but on Con, not where they were told.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jorge Tirado:

    ‎Con esperanzas de todo, e ilusiones de nada

  2. Chris Mercer:

    If you do not have the connectors our con-ops don’t work.

  3. Allan Tea:

    Hello Kitty is forever. She really doesn't have no gender. As you can see from the Con, millions of people love her.

  4. William Black:

    Con Ed has a rather difficult situation because if you proceed to dig underneath the street you’ll see how congested it is.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Si su novio piensa que Coca-Cola Light o pepsi de dieta es la dieta equilibrada para su desayuno, estás saliendo con un hijo varón.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • престъпникBulgarian
  • zápor, protiCzech
  • Kontra, Bauernfängerei, reinlegen, austricksen, betrügenGerman
  • πλην, μείον, απατεωνιά, ξεγελώ, μειονέκτημα, κατάδικος, απάτηGreek
  • timar, contra, estafar, engañarSpanish
  • haittapuoli, rangaistusvanki, petos, haitta, vanki, huijaus, huijata, ohjata laivaa, vedättääFinnish
  • duper, arnaque, inconvénients, escroquer, inconvénient, taulard, contreFrench
  • kontraHungarian
  • contro, carceratoItalian
  • bedriegen, voor- en nadelen, een veroordeelde, fraudeur, nadeel, een veroordeelde crimineel, fraudeDutch
  • contraPortuguese
  • плутовство, контраргумент, надувательство, надувать, обмануть, вести, недостаток, преступник, жульничество, обманывать, управлять, надуть, [[довод]] [[против]], преступница, мошенничествоRussian

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