characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud, as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains: a fraudulent scheme to evade taxes.
given to or using fraud, as a person; cheating; dishonest.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fraudulentus. See fraud, -ulent

fraudulence, fraudulency, noun
fraudulently, adverb
nonfraudulence, noun
nonfraudulency, noun
nonfraudulent, adjective
nonfraudulently, adverb
unfraudulent, adjective
unfraudulently, adverb

1, 2. deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded. Unabridged
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fraudulent (ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt)
1.  acting with or having the intent to deceive
2.  relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action
[C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from O.Fr. fraudulent, from L. fraudulentus, from fraud- (see fraud). Related: Fraudulently.
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Example sentences
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.
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