Definition of fraudulent in English:

fraudulent

Syllabification: fraud·u·lent
Pronunciation: /ˈfrôjələnt
 
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adjective

  • 1Obtained, done by, or involving deception, especially criminal deception: the fraudulent copying of American software
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    • Police believed the documents were stolen over a period of time, or might have been obtained by fraudulent means.
    • Twenty people have been charged with trying to obtain fraudulent licences to drive tanker trucks.
    • The scam is only then spotted when the company whose cheque-book has been copied notices a fraudulent withdrawal.
  • 1.1Unjustifiably claiming or being credited with particular accomplishments or qualities: he unmasked fraudulent psychics
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    • You have launched an attempt to crackdown on fraudulent claims, how much has this saved the industry?
    • Misleading or just plain fraudulent health claims abound in cyberspace.
    • It's time to put a stop to these unfair and fraudulent practices which are crippling British farmers.
    Synonyms
    dishonest, cheating, swindling, corrupt, criminal, illegal, unlawful, illicit; deceitful, double-dealing, duplicitous, dishonorable, unscrupulous, unprincipled
    informal crooked, shady, dirty

Derivatives

fraudulence

noun
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  • These are instances of deception we know about, and they have two important consequences apart from the fraudulence of any policies based on such deceit.
  • Then there's the possibility that fraudulence at the polls that has gone undetected could make the difference.
  • Not only have they dared to reveal some of the secrets behind their own tricks, but they've also made a name for themselves as debunkers, exploring the fraudulence of so-called supernatural phenomenon.

fraudulently

adverb
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  • I don't think that any board is capable of guaranteeing that some employees will not act fraudulently.
  • A few days later she fraudulently put about $21,000 into her husband's bank account, police said.
  • He also fraudulently claimed income support and took out life insurance after getting a golfing partner to sign a letter claiming he had worked for him as a sales manager.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus, fraud- 'deceit, injury'.

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