Definitions

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  • n. Someone who deludes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who deludes; a deceiver; an impostor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who deceives or beguiles; an impostor; one who holds out false pretenses.

Etymologies

delude +β€Ž -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is still, if possible, more cowardly than it is cruel; for the greater her worth, and the more exquisite her feelings, the stronger will be the impulse of her delicacy to suffer uncomplaining; and the deluder of her esteem commonly confides, for averting her reproach, to the very sensibility through which he has ensnared her good opinion. '

    Camilla

  • Hope is the great deluder by John Hanks on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12: 56: 45 PM vacillate by W. Christopher Epler (Bill) on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 2: 27: 49 PM

    Two radical/realistic and deeply hopeful ways to look at the world.

  • The father-in-law (an old deluder, overpaid at the beginning) accepts four, and rises to bind the bargain.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • The grand deluder was at the farther end of the room, another way; probably to give me an opportunity to hear these preconcerted praises β€” looking into a book, which had there not been a preconcert, would not have taken his attention for one moment.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Unhappy self-deluder! that finds herself above nothing!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • In 1647 the General Court of Massachusetts provided for the establishment of reading schools for the colony because it was β€œone chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures.”

    They Call Me Dad

  • Being driven to that state of mind in which we are more ready to act precipitately than to reason right, I never debated with myself, whether these accounts might not have been given by persons purposely placed in my way, to mislead me, but resolved to pursue my daughter and her fancied deluder thither.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • Or is it that from being a deluder of others he has become at last his own dupe as he is, if report belie him not, his own and his only enjoyer?

    Ulysses

  • Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou didst put the lie upon my Father, and madest him (to Mansoul) the greatest deluder in the world?

    The Holy War

  • How sleek, smooth-tongued, paradisaical a deluder art thou, sweet Self-conceit!

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

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