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1. con

noun. ['ˈkɑːn'] an argument opposed to a proposal.

Synonyms

  • statement

Antonyms

  • high
  • long

Etymology

  • connen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cunnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word con


1. Noun, singular or mass
The effects prison has on families is a con of prison life.

Quotes containing the word con


1. Every decent con man knows that the simplest truth is more powerful than even the most elaborate lie.
- Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

2. Quizás aun no te comprenda. Pero, con un poco de tiempo, llegaré a entenderte. Y no habrá nadie en el mundo que te comprenda mejor que yo.
- Haruki Murakami

3. De pronto tuve conciencia de que ese momento, de que esa rebanada de cotidianidad, era el grado máximo de bienestar, era la Dicha. Nunca había sido tan plenamente feliz como en ese momento, pero tenía la hiriente sensación de que nunca más volvería a serlo, por lo menos en ese grado, con esa intensidad
- Mario Benedetti, La tregua

2. con

verb. ['ˈkɑːn'] deprive of by deceit.

Synonyms

  • cheat
  • diddle
  • gyp
  • mulct
  • gip
  • hornswoggle
  • nobble
  • victimize
  • defraud
  • swindle
  • rip off
  • short
  • rook
  • short-change
  • scam
  • goldbrick
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • acquit
  • untrustworthy
  • undependable
  • unreliable

Etymology

  • connen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cunnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. con

noun. ['ˈkɑːn'] a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.

Synonyms

  • yard bird
  • trusty
  • yardbird
  • captive
  • lifer
  • prisoner
  • inmate

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • courteous
  • provident
  • retentive

Etymology

  • connen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cunnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. con

noun. ['ˈkɑːn'] a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.

Synonyms

  • gyp
  • hustle
  • bunco
  • confidence trick
  • bunko
  • sting
  • cheat
  • bunco game
  • confidence game
  • flimflam
  • con game
  • sting operation
  • rig
  • bunko game

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • enable
  • right
  • tall

Etymology

  • connen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cunnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. con

verb. ['ˈkɑːn'] commit to memory; learn by heart.

Synonyms

  • study
  • learn
  • hit the books
  • alternate
  • understudy
  • memorise

Antonyms

  • unbreakable
  • stand still
  • linger
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • connen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cunnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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