intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(noun)
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(noun)
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
A person who performs any such trick.
Origin: Recorded since 1345, from fraude, from fraus.
deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick
an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another
a trap or snare
In criminal law, fraud is intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent, and verb is defraud. Fraud is a crime and a civil law violation, though the specific criminal law definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud. A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain or of damaging or depriving the victim. Fraud is a defense in a civil action for breach of contract or specific performance of a contract. Fraud is a basis for equitable jurisdiction.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frawd, n. deceit: imposture: (Milt.) a snare: a deceptive trick: (coll.) a cheat: a fraudulent production.—adj. Fraud′ful, deceptive.—adv. Fraud′fully.—ns. Fraud′ulence, Fraud′ulency.—adj. Fraud′ulent, using fraud: dishonest.—adv. Fraud′ulently.—Fraudulent bankruptcy, a bankruptcy in which the insolvent is accessory, by concealment or otherwise, to the diminution of the funds divisible among his creditors.—Pious fraud, a deception practised with a good end in view: (coll.) a religious humbug. [O. Fr.,—L. fraus, fraudis, fraud.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FRAUD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4568
Rank popularity for the word 'FRAUD' in Nouns Frequency: #1927
The numerical value of FRAUD in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of FRAUD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
The alleged crimes are illicit association, bribery as well as a special instance of fraud related to her links with... customs fraud.
The alleged crimes are illicit association, bribery as well as a special instance of fraud related to her links with ... customs fraud.
When it comes to fraud, 2015 is likely among the riskiest season retailers have ever seen, it is critical that they prepare for a significant uptick in fraud, particularly within e-commerce channels.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- измамник, мошеник, измама, измамиBulgarian
- frauCatalan, Valencian
- Betrügerin, Betrug, BetrügerGerman
- απάτη, απατεώναςGreek
- trompo, fraudoEsperanto
- شیادی, شیاد, آپارتی, کلاهبرداری, فریب, کلاهبردارPersian
- petos, huijari, vilppiFinnish
- imposteur, charlatan, fraudeFrench
- csalás, szélhámosságHungarian
- խարդախ, սրիկա, խաբեբայություն, խարդախություն, նենգություն, խաբեբաArmenian
- frodi, baratteria, frodeItalian
- 詐欺, 詐欺師Japanese
- hara tāwareMāori
- oplichting, bedrieger, charlatan, fraude, flessentrekkerij, fraudeur, oplichter, vervalser, bedrog, oplichterijDutch
- bedrageri, svindelNorwegian
- oszust, oszustwo, wyłudzeniePolish
- falsidade ideológica, logro, fraudador, fraude, falcatruaPortuguese
- мошенничество, афера, шулерство, аферист, жульничество, мошенник, жулик, шулерRussian
- bedrägeri, förfalskning, bedragareSwedish
- ghashi, sakataSwahili
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