fraud

[ frawd ]
/ frɔd /

noun

deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.
a particular instance of such deceit or trickery: mail fraud; election frauds.
any deception, trickery, or humbug: That diet book is a fraud and a waste of time.
a person who makes deceitful pretenses; sham; poseur.

Origin of fraud

1300–50; Middle English fraude < Old French < Medieval Latin fraud- (stem of fraus) deceit, injury

SYNONYMS FOR fraud

OTHER WORDS FROM fraud

fraud·ful, adjectivefraud·ful·ly, adverban·ti·fraud, adjectivepre·fraud, noun

synonym study for fraud

1. See duplicity.
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British Dictionary definitions for antifraud

fraud
/ (frɔːd) /

noun

deliberate deception, trickery, or cheating intended to gain an advantage
an act or instance of such deception
something false or spurioushis explanation was a fraud
informal a person who acts in a false or deceitful way

Word Origin for fraud

C14: from Old French fraude, from Latin fraus deception
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