fraudulent


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fraud·u·lent

 (frô′jə-lənt)
adj.
1. Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
2. Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud: fraudulent business practices.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus, fraud-, deceit.]

fraud′u·lence n.
fraud′u·lent·ly adv.

fraudulent

(ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt)
adj
1. acting with or having the intent to deceive
2. relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action
[C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful]
ˈfraudulence, ˈfraudulency n
ˈfraudulently adv

fraud•u•lent

(ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt)

adj.
1. characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud.
2. given to or using fraud; dishonest.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
fraud′u•lence, n.
fraud′u•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fraudulent - intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

fraudulent

adjective deceitful, false, crooked (informal), untrue, sham, treacherous, dishonest, deceptive, counterfeit, spurious, crafty, swindling, double-dealing, duplicitous, knavish, phoney or phony (informal), criminal fraudulent claims about being a nurse
true, principled, genuine, upright, honourable, honest, reputable, lawful, trustworthy, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), above board

fraudulent

adjective
Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
Translations
إحْتيالي، غَشّاش
falešný
bedragerisk
prettvís; sviksamlegur

fraudulent

[ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt]
A. ADJfraudulento
B. CPD fraudulent conversion N (Jur) → apropiación f ilícita

fraudulent

[ˈfrɔːdʒʊlənt] adj
(= false) [claim] → frauduleux/euse
[election] → frauduleux/euse

fraudulent

fraudulent

[ˈfrɔːdjʊlnt] adj (behaviour) → disonesto/a; (claims) → fraudolento/a

fraud

(froːd) noun
1. (an act of) dishonesty. He was sent to prison for fraud.
2. a person who pretends to be something that he isn't. That man is not a famous writer, he's a fraud.
ˈfraudulent (-djulənt) , ((American) -dʒulənt) adjective
dishonest or intending to deceive. fraudulent behaviour.
ˈfraudulently adverb
ˈfraudulence noun
References in classic literature ?
Rochester: the letter never mentions him but to narrate the fraudulent and illegal attempt I have adverted to.
So spake the false dissembler unperceivd; For neither Man nor Angel can discern Hypocrisie, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through Heav'n and Earth: And oft though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdoms Gate, and to simplicitie Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems: Which now for once beguil'd URIEL, though Regent of the Sun, and held The sharpest sighted Spirit of all in Heav'n; Who to the fraudulent Impostor foule In his uprightness answer thus returnd.
The bride showed no signs of displeasure at the deception; on the contrary, hearing them say that the marriage, being fraudulent, would not be valid, she said that she confirmed it afresh, whence they all concluded that the affair had been planned by agreement and understanding between the pair, whereat Camacho and his supporters were so mortified that they proceeded to revenge themselves by violence, and a great number of them drawing their swords attacked Basilio, in whose protection as many more swords were in an instant unsheathed, while Don Quixote taking the lead on horseback, with his lance over his arm and well covered with his shield, made all give way before him.
They would be made upon the same principles that usurers commonly lend to bankrupt and fraudulent debtors, with a sparing hand and at enormous premiums.
But in such a case, if it should ever happen, the treaty so obtained from us would, like all other fraudulent contracts, be null and void by the law of nations.
Again, what irresistible temptations to fraudulent impostures must needs beset such a creature
They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.
Apparently to try and lure Robert to uphold some fraudulent scheme in which she is interested.
A fraudulent imitation, Watson, though I should hardly dare to hint as much to our specialist.
The estate was considerably encumbered with debts; creditors turned up on all sides, and the prince, in spite of all advice and entreaty, insisted upon managing all matters of claim himself--which, of course, meant satisfying everybody all round, although half the claims were absolutely fraudulent.
Him long of old Thou didst debel, and down from Heaven cast With all his army; now thou hast avenged Supplanted Adam, and, by vanquishing Temptation, hast regained lost Paradise, And frustrated the conquest fraudulent.
Then there were such unworthy charlatans as the pardoners and professional pilgrims, traveling everywhere under special privileges and fleecing the credulous of their money with fraudulent relics and preposterous stories of edifying adventure.