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English definition of “fraudulent”


adjective (FALSE)    /ˈfrɔː.djʊ.lənt/ US  /ˈfrɑː-/
intended to deceive: They claim that the fall in unemployment is based on a fraudulent manipulation of statistics.Dishonest fraudulence     /-ləns/ noun [U] Fraud and corruption fraudulently     /-li/ adverb Fraud and corruptionDishonest
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