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.
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."