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ˈfrɔ dʒə ləntfraud·u·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceitful, fallacious, fraudulentadjective

    intended to deceive

    "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"


  1. fraudulentadjective

    dishonest; based on fraud or deception

  2. fraudulentadjective

    false; phony

    He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fraudulentadjective

    Etymology: frauduleux, Fr. fraudulentus, Latin.

    He with serpent tongue
    His fraudulent temptation thus began. John Milton.

    She mix’d the potion, fraudulent of soul;
    The potion mantled in the golden bowl. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Now thou hast aveng’d
    Supplanted Adam,
    And frustrated the conquest fraudulent. John Milton, Parad. Reg.


  1. fraudulent

    In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.Internal fraud, also known as "insider fraud", is fraud committed or attempted by someone within an organisation such as an employee.A hoax is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.


  1. fraudulent

    Fraudulent refers to any deceptive, dishonest, or false action, statement or representation intended to result in financial or personal gain, typically at another's expense. It's characterized by deceit, trickery, or breach of trust and is usually illegal or unethical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fraudulentadjective

    using fraud; trickly; deceitful; dishonest

  2. Fraudulentadjective

    characterized by,, founded on, or proceeding from, fraund; as, a fraudulent bargain

  3. Fraudulentadjective

    obtained or performed by artifice; as, fraudulent conquest

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraudulent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraudulent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fraudulent in a Sentence

  1. Jordan McKee:

    I think word will spread pretty quickly throughout the small-business space that card networks are holding merchants responsible for fraudulent transactions.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    There's a lot of fraudulent voting going on in this country.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I think it was one of the major contributors to the outcome, propaganda works. Advertising works. It’s a form of propaganda. So the Russians may have started out a little heavy-handed and clumsy about it, but they were clearly getting guided as to where to target a lot of their fraudulent claims and phony news.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    One thing that all Texans can agree [on] and that is that we must have trust and confidence in our elections. The bill that I’m about to sign helps to achieve that goal, the law does, however, make it harder for fraudulent votes to be cast.

  5. Dave Jones:

    Bathum and Wallace’s alleged conspiracy victimized hundreds of people addicted to drugs and alcohol by keeping them in a never-ending cycle of treatment, addiction, and fraud — all the while lining their pockets with millions of dollars from allegedly fraudulent insurance claims.

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