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fraudulent

[ fraw-juh-luhnt ]
/ ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt /
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adjective
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.
false or deceiving; phony; misleading: They’ve concocted a series of fraudulent pretexts for the invasion that collapse instantly on examination.

OTHER WORDS FOR fraudulent

1 defrauding.
2 crooked, swindling, underhanded, unscrupulous, untrustworthy.
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Origin of fraudulent

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin fraudulentus; see fraud, -ulent

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British Dictionary definitions for fraudulent

fraudulent
/ (ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt) /

adjective
acting with or having the intent to deceive
relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action

Derived forms of fraudulent

fraudulence or fraudulency, nounfraudulently, adverb

Word Origin for fraudulent

C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful
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