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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who makes deceitful pretenses; Someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity.

Usage examples (8)
  • Obama is a shammer, and he's got you all bamboozled.
  • It was impossible for even the most shameless shammer of sleep to hold out any longer.
  • He was a good-hearted man at the bottom, however, and as tender as a woman in cases of real suffering; though woe to the malingerer or shammer of illness who...
  • The sham is often so perfect an image of the reality that even the shammer is deceived. for more
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