trumped-up


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trumped-up

(trŭmpt′ŭp′)
adj.
Fradulently devised; fabricated: trumped-up criminal charges.

trumped-up

adj
untrue, and made up in order to punish someone unfairly

trumped′-up′



adj.
spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated: arrested on some trumped-up charge.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trumped-up - concocted with intent to deceivetrumped-up - concocted with intent to deceive; "trumped-up charges"
false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
Translations

trumped-up

[ˈtrʌmptˈʌp] ADJ [charge, excuse] → fabricado, inventado

trumped-up

adj chargeerfunden

trumped-up

[ˌtrʌmptˈʌp] adj (charge) → inventato/a, falso/a
References in classic literature ?
But he failed to impose upon the Colonel, and was even far from impressing him with this trumped-up knowledge of bygone days.
They have already incarcerated me based on trumped-up drug charges, persecuted me with all the lies to destroy my dignity and womanhood, and now, they are denying my visitors, in particular, foreign leaders, to speak with me.
He claimed employers would "look to fire employees on trumped-up charges and will engage in witch hunt and harassment tactics to force people out.