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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fraudulence - a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
2.fraudulence - the quality of being fraudulentfraudulence - the quality of being fraudulent  
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
3.fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
احْتيال،خِداع، غِش، تَزْوير


[ˈfrɔːdjʊləns] Nfraudulencia f, fraude m


, fraudulency
nBetrügerei f; (of action)betrügerische Art


[ˈfrɔːdjʊlns] nfraudolenza


(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
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