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fraudulent

[fraw-juh-luh nt] /ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt/
adjective
1.
characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud, as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains:
a fraudulent scheme to evade taxes.
2.
given to or using fraud, as a person; cheating; dishonest.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin fraudulentus. See fraud, -ulent
Related forms
fraudulence, fraudulency, noun
fraudulently, adverb
nonfraudulence, noun
nonfraudulency, noun
nonfraudulent, adjective
nonfraudulently, adverb
unfraudulent, adjective
unfraudulently, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
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  • His brutality and fraudulence have become so plain for all to see that neighbours who once defended him are changing their tune.
  • He went through childhood with a sense of fraudulence.
  • It is the wealth of nations, and also their fraudulence and malice and vainglory.
  • However, within the last few months, some irregularities and fraudulence have been discovered.
British Dictionary definitions for fraudulence

fraudulent

/ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt/
adjective
1.
acting with or having the intent to deceive
2.
relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action
Derived Forms
fraudulence, fraudulency, noun
fraudulently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful
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Word Origin and History for fraudulence

fraudulent

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French fraudulent, from Latin fraudulentus "cheating, deceitful," from fraus (see fraud). Related: Fraudulently.

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