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n. - A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property; An argument opposed to a proposal; A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison v. - Commit to memory; Deprive of by deceit adv. - On the negative side.

Usage examples (25)
  • Much was written pro and con
  • WALTERS: That's one of the gifts that the con man is the term con being able to gain the confidence of the victim.
  • According to David Brooks, the people labeled neocons (con is short for "conservative" and neo is short for
  • After you read it, Iwant you to feel more in con¬≠trol. for more
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  • A "con" is a convict, while a "conn" is one who steers a ship.
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