characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud, as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains: a fraudulent scheme to evade taxes.
- fraud·u·lence, fraud·u·len·cy, noun
- fraud·u·lent·ly, adverb
- non·fraud·u·lence, noun
- non·fraud·u·len·cy, noun
- non·fraud·u·lent, adjective
- non·fraud·u·lent·ly, adverb
- un·fraud·u·lent, adjective
- un·fraud·u·lent·ly, adverb
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How to use fraudulent in a sentence
He telegraphed over and over that he planned to cast mail-in ballots as fraudulent, and, over and over, The Post and others pointed out that there was no evidence to support the claim.The lie that lingers: 3 in 10 Americans falsely believe the election was riddled with fraud | Philip Bump | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Some followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory had seized on the mathematical theory as proof that the November election was fraudulent, and changed the Wikipedia page accordingly.On its 20th birthday, Wikipedia might be safest place online | Heather Kelly | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
So if the dominant position in the Republican Party is that the only free and fair elections are those where Republicans win, and anything else is “stolen” and fraudulent, then we’re on the precipice of not having a democracy.
She doesn’t understand why some Republican lawmakers continue to repeat baseless claims that the election was fraudulent, further angering the masses.Americans across the political spectrum fear what the Capitol attack portends | Annie Gowen, Jenna Johnson, Holly Bailey | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
At least millions of dollars of previous aid went to fraudulent applicants, according to public and private estimates.
You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.
The investigation stems from Dec. 2013 charges that 25 Russian diplomats allegedly tried to obtain fraudulent Medicaid benefits.
And when a fraudulent work hits the marketplace, it tends to circulate.
Once submitted, a detailed review is initiated and vetted by our teams, and listings deemed fraudulent will be removed promptly.
And in April, a Florida pastor named Kevin Sutherland was convicted of trying to sell fraudulent Damien Hirst paintings.
The transfers of property covered by the act are those which the common law regards as fraudulent.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
And thirdly he knew that his adversary would cheat if he could and that his adversary suspected him of fraudulent designs.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
A different rule applies to a minor who makes a fraudulent contract.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Bribery and fraudulent voting gained ground, and an attempt was again made to meet them by increasing the severity of the law.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
The nub of the whole matter is: The claims made for Sanatogen are unwarranted, misleading and fraudulent.
British Dictionary definitions for fraudulent
acting with or having the intent to deceive
relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action
- fraudulence or fraudulency, noun
- fraudulently, adverb
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