adjective \-lənt\

: done to trick someone for the purpose of getting something valuable

Full Definition of FRAUDULENT

:  characterized by, based on, or done by fraud :  deceitful
fraud·u·lent·ly adverb
fraud·u·lent·ness noun

Examples of FRAUDULENT

  1. Corrupt leaders were chosen in a fraudulent election.
  2. fraudulent use of a credit card
  3. the victim of a fraudulent scheme

First Known Use of FRAUDULENT

15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: fraudulent preference
Previous Word in the Dictionary: fraudulency
All Words Near: fraudulent

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up fraudulent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).