- to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important.
- Obsolete. to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of.
- Obsolete. to elude; evade.
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Related Words for deludercheat, perjurer, storyteller, phony, trickster, fibber, deceiver, prevaricator, fabulist, promoter, fabricator, falsifier, equivocator, maligner, deluder
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Historical Examples of deluder
I bore up against the upbraidings of my deluder, and found a Maria in my masters daughter.
"I had hoped you had done forever with that deluder of youth," said Harley, as soon as the groom of the chambers had withdrawn.My Novel, Complete
The deluder of princes, the pretext of the unworthy, and the excuse of tyrants.The Visions of Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas
Dom Francisco de Quevedo
How sleek, smooth-tongued, paradisaical a deluder art thou, sweet Self-conceit!
- to deceive the mind or judgment of; mislead; beguile
- rare to frustrate (hopes, expectations, etc)