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con1 British & World English

Persuade (someone) to do or believe something by lying to them

con2 British & World English

A disadvantage of or argument against something

con4 British & World English

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

con5 British & World English

A convention, especially one for science fiction enthusiasts

con6 British & World English

Direct the steering of (a ship)

con- British & World 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.).

con English Thesaurus

she was jailed for conning her aunt out of £500,000

con2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

disadvantage of, argument against

Con. British & World English

(In the context of party politics) Conservative

Con. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of an MP) Conservative

com- British & World English

With; together; jointly; altogether

con- in com- British & World English

With; together; jointly; altogether

ex-con British & World English

An ex-convict

Con. in conservative New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

air con British & World English

Short for air conditioning.

con rod British & World English

Informal term for connecting rod.

body-con British & World English

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

con amore British & World English

(Especially as a direction) with tenderness

con brio British & World English

(Especially as a direction) with vigour

con moto British & World English

(Especially as a direction) with movement

con trick British & World English

Informal term for confidence trick.

nem. con. British & World English

With no one dissenting; unanimously

con artist British & World English

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

con sordino British & World English

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

con spirito British & World English

(As a direction) vigorously; in a spirited manner

arroz con pollo British & World English

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

chile con queso British & World English

(In Tex-Mex cookery) a thick sauce of melted cheese seasoned with chilli peppers, typically served warm as a dip for tortilla chips

chilli con carne British & World English

A stew of minced beef and beans flavoured with chillies or chilli powder

conacre British & World English

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

conman British & World English

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

mod cons British & World English

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

neocon British & World English

(In politics) a person with neoconservative views

retcon British & World 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


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