fraudulence

noun
fraud·u·lence | \ ˈfrȯ-jə-lən(t)s \

Definition of fraudulence 

: the quality or state of being fraudulent

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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. SI.com, "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 One of the ghosts from his past turns out to be real — an eye-patched, trench-coated fellow soldier seeking revenge for Bastrop’s cowardice — and Bastrop must escape harm and then confront his own trauma and fraudulence. New York Times, "A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz," 17 Jan. 2018 Legendary artist Jimmie Durham, long famed for his anti-colonialist stance and wry take on Native American identity, sustained claims of fraudulence against his own Cherokee ancestry. Lori Waxman, chicagotribune.com, "The year in visual art was a dizzying reflection of today," 14 Dec. 2017 To expose the fraudulence of Mumler’s work, Barnum arrived in court with an image made by another photographer that showed Abraham Lincoln’s ghost standing behind him. Louis P. Masur, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Apparitionists,’ by Peter Manseau," 3 Nov. 2017 Was this—and the consequent feeling of fraudulence—what set loose the saboteur? Tom Junod, Esquire, "Hey, Isn't That Tom Hardy, the Greatest Actor of His Generation?," 22 Apr. 2014 Monday’s event in Indiana aims to highlight the fraudulence of Trump’s high-profile promises to workers at a Carrier plant in the Hoosier State. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Labor Leaders Launch Tour to Turn Workers Against Trump," 21 Aug. 2017

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1601, in the meaning defined above

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