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con1 US English

Persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception

con2 US English

A disadvantage

con3 US English

A convict

con4 US English

Study attentively or learn by heart (a piece of writing)

con5 US English

A convention, especially one for science fiction enthusiasts

con6 US English

Variant spelling of conn.

con- US English

Variant spelling of com- assimilated before c, d, f, g, j, n, q, s, t, v, and sometimes before vowels (as in concord, condescend, confide, etc.).

con2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

disadvantage of, argument against

com- US English

With; together; jointly; altogether

con- in com- US English

With; together; jointly; altogether

Con. US English

(In the context of party politics) Conservative

conn US English

Direct the steering of (a ship)

con in conn US English

Direct the steering of (a ship)

Con. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of an MP) Conservative

ex-con US English

An ex-convict; a former inmate of a prison

Con. in conservative New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in a political context; abbreviation C, Con., or Cons.

con man US English

A man who cheats or tricks someone by means of a confidence game

body-con US English

Relating to or denoting a very tight-fitting style of clothing

con amore US English

(Especially as a direction) with tenderness

con brio US English

(Especially as a direction) with vigor

con game US English

Informal term for confidence game.

con moto US English

(Especially as a direction) with movement

nem. con. US English

Nemine contradicente, with no one dissenting; unanimously

con artist US English

A person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true

con sordino US English

(Especially as a direction) with the use of a mute

con spirito US English

(As a direction) vigorously; in a spirited manner

con artist US Thesaurus

a shady con artist from Toledo

café con leche US English

Coffee with milk

arroz con pollo US English

A Spanish and Latin American dish of chicken and rice simmered with tomatoes, stock, and herbs

chile con queso US English

A thick sauce of melted cheese seasoned with chili peppers, typically served warm as a dip for tortilla chips

chili con carne US English

A spicy stew of beef and red chilies or chili powder, often with beans and tomatoes

conacre US English

(In Ireland) the letting by a tenant of small portions of land prepared for crops or grazing

mod cons US English

The amenities and appliances characteristic of a well-equipped modern house that contribute to an easier and more comfortable way of life

neocon US English

(In politics) a person with neoconservative views

retcon US English

(In a film, television series, or other fictional work) a piece of new information that imposes a different interpretation on previously described events, typically used to facilitate a dramatic plot shift or account for an inconsistency

con artist in con man US English

A man who cheats or tricks someone by means of a confidence game


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