fraudulent


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Related to fraudulent: phony

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 ?
Again, what irresistible temptations to fraudulent impostures must needs beset such a creature
This was, in fact, the case at present; for, notwithstanding all the confident assertions of the lad to the contrary, it is certain they were no more in the right road to Coventry, than the fraudulent, griping, cruel, canting miser is in the right road to heaven.
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.
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.
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.
Either he must repay the borrowed forty thousand pounds on the day when repayment was due, or he must ask Bulpit Brothers to grant him an extension of time, and so inevitably provoke an examination into the fraudulent security deposited with the firm, which could end in but one way.
God bless that stewardess for her piously fraudulent account of January voyages
That from the son set forth that Mr Clennam would, he knew, be gratified to hear that he had at length obtained permanent employment of a highly satisfactory nature, accompanied with every prospect of complete success in life; but that the temporary inability of his employer to pay him his arrears of salary to that date (in which condition said employer had appealed to that generous forbearance in which he trusted he should never be wanting towards a fellow-creature), combined with the fraudulent conduct of a false friend and the present high price of provisions, had reduced him to the verge of ruin, unless he could by a quarter before six that evening raise the sum of eight pounds.
I must confess I was now very uneasy, and thought myself, including the late escape from the longboats, to have been in the most dangerous condition that ever I was in through my past life; for whatever ill circumstances I had been in, I was never pursued for a thief before; nor had I ever done anything that merited the name of dishonest or fraudulent, much less thievish.
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.