English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'hoodwink'

(verb) 
Definition
to trick or deceive
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
Synonyms
deceive
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
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trick
He'll be upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
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fool
Art dealers fool a lot of people.
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cheat
He cheated people out of their life savings.
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con (informal)
He claimed that the businessman had conned him out of his life savings.
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kid (informal)
Are you sure you're not kidding me?
I'm just kidding.
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mislead
Ministers knowingly misled the public.
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hoax
He recently hoaxed a number of celebrities.
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dupe
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
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gull (archaic)
Consumers are no longer so easily gulled into paying extra for a designer label.
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delude
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
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swindle
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
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rook (slang)
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bamboozle (informal)
He was bamboozled by conmen.
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take (someone) for a ride (informal)
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lead up the garden path (informal)
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sell a pup
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pull a fast one on (informal)
, , ,
scam (slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bamboozle
Definition
to cheat
He was bamboozled by conmen.
Synonyms
do (informal),
kid (informal),
skin (slang),
take in (informal),
con (informal),
sting (informal),
rip off (slang),
gull (archaic),
stitch up (slang),
double-cross (informal),
diddle (informal),
take for a ride (informal),
do the dirty on (British, informal),
pull a fast one on (informal),
in the sense of befool
Synonyms
con,
impose on,
bamboozle (informal),
cozen (literary)
in the sense of cheat
Definition
to defraud
He cheated people out of their life savings.
Synonyms
skin (slang),
take in (informal),
con (informal),
stiff (slang),
sting (informal),
rip off (slang),
gull (archaic),
do (informal),
stitch up (slang),
bamboozle (informal),
double-cross (informal),
diddle (informal),
take for a ride (informal),
pull a fast one on (informal),
screw (informal),
finagle (informal),
scam (slang)

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