Definition of Cheating

1. Noun. A deception for profit to yourself.

Exact synonyms: Cheat
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Specialized synonyms: Gerrymander
Derivative terms: Cheat, Cheat, Cheat



2. Adjective. Not faithful to a spouse or lover. "A two-timing boyfriend"
Exact synonyms: Adulterous, Two-timing
Similar to: Unfaithful
Derivative terms: Adultery

3. Adjective. Violating accepted standards or rules. "Fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
Exact synonyms: Dirty, Foul, Unsporting, Unsportsmanlike
Similar to: Unfair, Unjust
Derivative terms: Foulness

Definition of Cheating

1. Noun. An act of deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition. ¹

2. Adjective. Unsporting or underhand. ¹

3. Adjective. Unfaithful or adulterous. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of cheat) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheating

1. cheat [v] - See also: cheat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheating

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Literary usage of Cheating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"While the particular statutes creating and defining; the offense of cheating and swindling or obtaining property under false pretenses relate specially to ..."

2. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"Analogous to cheating by false tokens are the crimes, recognized at common law and by statute, of cheating or swindling by means of various gambling ..."

3. A Digest of the Criminal Law (crimes and Punishments) by James Fitzjames Stephen (1883)
"cheating. Every one commits the misdemeanor called cheating, who fraudulently obtains the ... But it is not cheating within the meaning of this Article ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf, Simon Greenleaf Croswell (1892)
"cheating. § 84. Indictable cheating. The indictment for this offence, at common law, must show, and of course the prosecutor must prove, first, ..."

5. A Treatise on Criminal Law and Procedure by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1919)
"cheating at common law. 1. What constitutes a false to- ken. ... cheating at common law. — The common-law cn'me of cheat consists in fraudulently obtaining ..."

6. A Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases by Henry Roscoe, Thomas Colpitts Granger, George Sharswood (1852)
"380 Proof of the nature of the cheating or fraud—affecting the public . ... In order to support an indictment at common law for cheating, the prosecutor ..."

7. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1882)
"Of cheating. Embezzlement. False Pretences. Crimes against public trade are crimes, ... cheating is the perpetration of a fraud, injurious to the person or ..."

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