Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being fraudulent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Latin fraudulentia. (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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

  • 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’

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 million-dollar question is whether they themselves believe in their interactions with the dead; and that, unless you happen to catch someone in an act of fraudulence, is impossible to say.

    Among the psychics

  • Hearing is believing: Derek Acorah of Most Haunted says allegations of fraudulence “could set our sensitive work back 50 years”.

    Among the psychics

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