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Definition of fraudulence

: the quality or state of being fraudulent

Examples of fraudulence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within the space of a chapter, Adam’s alertness to fraud will come to seem a corollary of his own prodigious fraudulence. New York Times, "Ben Lerner’s ‘The Topeka School’ Revisits the Debates of the ’90s," 3 Oct. 2019 Or is West simply latching onto that durable, centuries-long tradition of laundering human fraudulence through Jesus Christ? Chris Richards, Washington Post, "Kanye West found God. Did he lose himself along the way?," 28 Oct. 2019 The movie doesn’t so much satirize Nazis, let alone expose the fraudulence of contemporary hatemongers (such as neo-Nazis or alt-rightists) or mainstream Republican Trump-cultists. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Springtime for Nazis: How the Satire of “Jojo Rabbit” Backfires," 22 Oct. 2019 Imposter Syndrome stems from a chronic sense of self-doubt and sense of intellectual fraudulence despite evidence and track records of success. Kara Stevens, Essence, "Black Women’s Pay Day Is Today. Be Mad And Get Money, Sis," 22 Aug. 2019 Now that a trumpeting fraudulence has become one of the modes of power, and the mega-real has colonized reality? James Parker, The Atlantic, "The Spectacular P. T. Barnum," 19 July 2019 And that brings us back to the fraudulence of public salutes to King. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, "Face it, you just may not believe in Martin Luther King Jr. | The Sacramento Bee," 4 Apr. 2018 Gruden formulated this theory about purpose and fraudulence and death., "In Oakland, Jon Gruden Is Ready to Grind," 19 Feb. 2018 This is what the dark and lamentable catalogue of Trump-Republican wrongdoing has shriveled down to: cherry picking among the allegations that could be made to reveal the fraudulence of the whole nonsensical Russian-collusion business. Conrad Black, National Review, "The Prosecution Is Weakening," 6 Feb. 2018

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1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Fraudulence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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