Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being fraudulent; dishonesty; trickery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being fraudulent; deliberate deceit; trickishness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being fraudulent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
  • noun a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
  • noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Etymologies

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Latin fraudulentia.

Examples

  • All seriousness aside, the only thing more disappointing than the campaign's fraudulence is its boring tag line, "It's time to get America back on track."

    August 2005

  • But police arrested Rahman on a "fraudulence" charge following a night long siege at the Desh office in Dhaka hours after the local administrative chief and district magistrate ordered the proscription on June 1.

    Zee News : India National

  • We hear of him through his advertisements, and occasional reports containing accusations of fraudulence; Deb's piece is probably the first proper profile of the man.

    The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India by Siddhartha Deb – review

  • If you do accept the 95% number, than “odds are” is a perfectly reasonable shortcut for: “Given that 95% of asylum cases are fraudulent, assuming a random distribution of fraudulence between origins, 95% of cases from a given source are fraudulent”

    Wonk Room » Nativist Mark Krikorian Warns That ‘Saddam Hussein’s BFFs Are Coming To Town Near You’

  • Even as Floridians brace for a new wave of fraudulence to consume their waking existence, they can happily shut the door on another local bit...

    Efraim Diveroli, 20-Something Arms-Dealing Fraudster, Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

  • The real brilliant fraudulence (fraudulent brilliance?) of this is, because all equity shareholders have been wiped out, and virtually all creditors who would challenge this are gone, no class action can arise from what is simply debt-shifting, and re-upping a lending facility (at further taxpayer expense).

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Outright Fraud

  • He tracks down and exposes wonder-working nuns and other charlatans, leftovers from The Canterbury Tales, and instead of hanging or flogging them compels them to confess their fraudulence in public.

    The Men Who Made England

  • Some people feel huge illegitimacy around their degrees or other credentials or, perhaps more accurately, they feel illegitimate to start with and use credentials as a confirmation of that feeling -- feelings of illegitimacy and fraudulence are rampant among perfectionists -- but a degree by itself is meaningless.

    Hillary Rettig: Perfectionists Love MacGuffins

  • Some people feel huge illegitimacy around their degrees or other credentials or, perhaps more accurately, they feel illegitimate to start with and use credentials as a confirmation of that feeling -- feelings of illegitimacy and fraudulence are rampant among perfectionists -- but a degree by itself is meaningless.

    Hillary Rettig: Perfectionists Love MacGuffins

  • Some people feel huge illegitimacy around their degrees or other credentials or, perhaps more accurately, they feel illegitimate to start with and use credentials as a confirmation of that feeling -- feelings of illegitimacy and fraudulence are rampant among perfectionists -- but a degree by itself is meaningless.

    Hillary Rettig: Perfectionists Love MacGuffins

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