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Webster 1913 Edition


Fraudulent

Fraud′u-lent

,
Adj.
[L.
fraudulentus
, fr.
fraus
,
fraudis
, fraud: cf. F.
fraudulent
.]
1.
Using fraud; tricky; deceitful; dishonest.
2.
Characterized by, founded on, or proceeding from, fraud;
as, a
fraudulent
bargain
.
He, with serpent tongue, . . .
His
fraudulent
temptation thus began.
Milton.
Syn. – Deceitful; fraudful; guileful; crafty; wily; cunning; subtle; deceiving; cheating; deceptive; insidious; treacherous; dishonest; designing; unfair.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fraudulent

FRAUD'ULENT

, a.
1.
Deceitful in making contracts; trickish; applied to persons.
2.
Containing fraud; founded on fraud; proceeding from fraud; as a fraudulent bargain.
3.
Deceitful; treacherous; obtained or performed by artifice.

Definition 2022


fraudulent

fraudulent

English

Adjective

fraudulent (comparative more fraudulent, superlative most fraudulent)

  1. dishonest; based on fraud or deception
  2. false; phony
    He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

Usage notes

  • Nouns to which "fraudulent" is often applied: claim, practice, transfer, scheme, transaction, document, intent, misrepresentation, act, action, mortgage, check, conveyance, accounting, bankruptcy, reporting, etc.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:deceptive
  • See also Wikisaurus:fake

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