De·ceiv·er n. One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.
The deceived and the deceiver are his. --Job xii. 16.
Syn: -- Deceiver, Impostor.
Usage: A deceiver operates by stealth and in private upon individuals; an impostor practices his arts on the community at large. The one succeeds by artful falsehoods, the other by bold assumption. The faithless friend and the fickle lover are deceivers; the false prophet and the pretended prince are impostors.
n : someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
[syn: cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker]