What is another word for grifter?

95 synonyms found


[ ɡɹˈɪftə], [ ɡɹˈɪftə], [ ɡ_ɹ_ˈɪ_f_t_ə]

How to use "Grifter" in context?

There is no one definitive definition of a grifter, but generally a grifter is someone who uses deception and flattery to try and get what they want from others. They may be incredibly convincing, or even have access to unusual powers or skills that make them difficult to resist. Because of this, grifters can often be very successful in their ventures, whether that means scams, stealing money or other belongings, or even persuading people to give them their trust. Because grifting is such a complex and often insidious form of social interaction, it can be difficult to spot a grifter's tricks.

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