Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: con
IPA transcription: [k'ɑn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: con
    Meaning: an argument opposed to a proposal
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: con
    Meaning: in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con
    Meaning: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Usage examples
  • Presto con fuoco Chopin marks the second section.
  • Clem, you and Con hop into bed with Larry while I wash yer underflannins; 'twont take long to dry 'em.
  • And so, until delirious borne I con that thing, -- "forgiven," -- Till with long fright and longer trust I drop my heart, unshriven!
  • The Ballade-- andante con moto, six-eighths--begins in the major key of the dominant; the seventh measure comes to a stand before a fermata on C major.
  • Mr. Tupman and Mr. Snodgrass arrived, most opportunely, in this stage of the pleadings, and as it was necessary to explain to them all that had occurred, together with the various reasons pro and con, the whole of the arguments were gone over again, after which everybody urged every argument in his own way, and at his own length.