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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.).

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 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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