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 former President keeps railing against the 2020 election results, falsely claiming Joe Biden's victory was fraudulent. Richard Galant, CNN, 17 Oct. 2021 Some companies are fraudulent, and there are plenty of horror stories online. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Oct. 2021 The Crimson Tide proved Miami (Fla.) was fraudulent, but that should’ve been a given before anyone played a single snap. Stephen Means, cleveland, 5 Oct. 2021 The report was later deemed to have been fraudulent and Wakefield was stripped of his British medical license. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2021 In the weeks that followed, election deniers in Colorado began spreading the idea that Dominion and the secretary of state were wiping out data that was necessary to prove that prior elections had been fraudulent. Emma Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Sep. 2021 Flight attendants have noted a sharp increase in mask complaints following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and assertations by former President Donald Trump that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2021 If the seller is offering the same 1997 Honda Accord in ads targeted to users in various parts of the country, odds are high the listings are fraudulent. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 22 Sep. 2021 If a web page is fraudulent, your password manager will not enter the password. David Balaban, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of fraudulent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fraudulent was in the 15th century

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20 Oct 2021

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“Fraudulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fraudulent. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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fraudulent

adjective

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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