fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent | \ ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt How to pronounce fraudulent (audio) \

Definition of fraudulent

: characterized by, based on, or done by fraud : deceitful fraudulent use of a credit card fraudulent claims for unemployment compensationWall Street Journal

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Other Words from fraudulent

fraudulently adverb
fraudulentness noun

Examples of fraudulent in a Sentence

Corrupt leaders were chosen in a fraudulent election. fraudulent use of a credit card the victim of a fraudulent scheme
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Recent Examples on the Web The Beaverton company expects its customers will be financial institutions, online retailers and others seeking to eliminate the cost of fraudulent activities. oregonlive, "After SureID’s collapse, former CEO tries again with new firm Q5id," 14 Jan. 2020 The victim went to use her ATM debit card and learned that the account was frozen due to possible fraudulent activity. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages Police Department weekly report," 13 Jan. 2020 Deputies are also working with court officials to reinstate Ellison's fraudulent bond related to his drug charges, the Sheriff's Office said. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Woman arrested on suspicion of bailing boyfriend out of jail with someone else's credit card," 9 Jan. 2020 The criticism is substantially driven by the high percentage of outright scams that plagued crypto at the height of the 2017-2018 crypto bubble, when hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled into fraudulent or doomed altcoins. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "In Cryptocurrency, It’s Bitcoiners vs. Everyone Else," 8 Jan. 2020 The Twitter account for U.S. Army Recruiting also shared the warning about the fraudulent texts. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "U.S. Army issues "fact check" on texts about a military draft," 8 Jan. 2020 First Harrison was alerted that scammers were sending fraudulent text messages pretending to be with the bank recently. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Regional bank warns of scammers using text messages to elicit private banking information," 3 Jan. 2020 License holders that engage in fraudulent activity or fail to meet department standards could have their licenses suspended or revoked. Dana Ferguson, Twin Cities, "New year, new laws; what changes in Minnesota on Jan. 1," 31 Dec. 2019 Garland was later arrested on unrelated charges of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "Search Suspended for Missing Oregon Woman Who Vanished After Hike with Boyfriend," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fraudulent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Fraudulent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fraudulent. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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More Definitions for fraudulent

fraudulent

adjective
How to pronounce fraudulent (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fraudulent

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

fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent | \ ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt How to pronounce fraudulent (audio) \

Kids Definition of fraudulent

: based on or done by deceit a fraudulent claim

Other Words from fraudulent

fraudulently adverb

fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent

Legal Definition of fraudulent

: characterized by, based on, or done by fraud — compare deceptive, false, misleading

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fraudulently adverb

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