Fraudulent
Fraudulent Fraud"u*lent, a. [L. fraudulentus, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. F. fraudulent.] 1. Using fraud; tricky; deceitful; dishonest. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by, founded on, or proceeding from, fraud; as, a fraudulent bargain. [1913 Webster]

He, with serpent tongue, . . . His fraudulent temptation thus began. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Obtained or performed by artifice; as, fraudulent conquest. --Milton.

Syn: Deceitful; fraudful; guileful; crafty; wily; cunning; subtle; deceiving; cheating; deceptive; insidious; treacherous; dishonest; designing; unfair. [1913 Webster]


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  • fraudulent — fraud‧u‧lent [ˈfrɔːdjlənt ǁ ˈfrɒːdʒə ] adjective LAW fraudulent activities, documents etc are intended to deceive: • Winchester Crown Court found him guilty of theft, perjury and fraudulent trading. • It is difficult to estimate the exact number …   Financial and business terms

  • fraudulent — [frô′jə lənt; frôd′yoo lənt, frôd′yələnt] adj. [ME < OFr < L fraudulentus < fraus, FRAUD] 1. acting with fraud; deceitful 2. based on or characterized by fraud [a fraudulent scheme] 3. done or obtained by fraud [their fraudulent wealth]… …   English World dictionary

  • fraudulent — early 15c., from M.Fr. fraudulent, from L. fraudulentus cheating, deceitful, from fraus (see FRAUD (Cf. fraud)). Related: Fraudulently …   Etymology dictionary

  • fraudulent — [adj] deceptive, false bamboozling*, counterfeit, crafty, criminal, crooked, deceitful, devious, dishonest, dishonorable, double dealing*, duplicitous, fake, forged, mock, phony, pseudo, sham*, spurious, swindling, treacherous, tricky; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • fraudulent — Fraudulent, Frauduleux, Fraudulentus, Dolosus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • fraudulent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done by or involving fraud. 2) deceitful or dishonest. DERIVATIVES fraudulence noun fraudulently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • fraudulent — adj. fraudulent to + inf. (it was fraudulent to claim an exemption of that type) * * * [ frɔːdjʊlənt] fraudulent to + inf. (it was fraudulent to claim an exemption of that type) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fraudulent — fraud|u|lent [ˈfro:djulənt US ˈfro:dʒə ] adj intended to deceive people in an illegal way, in order to gain money, power etc ▪ a fraudulent insurance claim ▪ a fraudulent statement fraudulent activity/behaviour/conduct >fraudulently adv ▪ He… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fraudulent — adjective fraudulent actions or words are intended to deceive: fraudulent banking practices | fraudulent statements fraudulently adverb fraudulence noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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