from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition.
  • adj. Unsporting or underhand.
  • adj. Unfaithful or adulterous.
  • v. Present participle of cheat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disposed to cheat or associated with cheating; fraudulent; dishonest: applied to persons.
  • False; deceptive; made or fitted to defraud: applied to things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not faithful to a spouse or lover
  • adj. violating accepted standards or rules
  • n. a deception for profit to yourself


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "My reference to the word cheating was an inappropriate term to use," he said.

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  • Mr Evans said: "My reference to the word cheating was an inappropriate term to use," he said. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Mousavi, himself, has written an open letter to the people of Iran, congratulating them for their high and historic turnout and condemning what he calls the cheating, the official manipulation of the results.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2009

  • A Democratic senator who blasts the White House for failing to take on what he calls cheating China.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2005

  • For to himself, to his own thinking, that which we call cheating was not dishonesty.

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  • Under pressure from the right-wing press to call those who fiddle benefits "cheats" literally, there have been tabloid articles demanding to know why he will not use the word "cheating" to describe welfare fraud, Mr Miliband laid into the whole benefit system in a way that would not raise too many eyebrows at a Conservative conference:

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  • "The alleged use of the word 'cheating' appears to have been injudicious, as well as inaccurate; we shall investigate this further." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • And if calling a relationship "open" takes the term cheating and turns it into "being free," think swingers then maybe its not such a bad idea after all.

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  • She advised that each couple needed to make a contract identifying what they defined as cheating, and that this contract needed be re-evaluated regularly.

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  • So no, "cheating" is not the answer to the puzzle – it's quite a bit more difficult than that.

    Bunny and a Book


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