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fraudulent

adjective uk   /ˈfrɔː.djʊ.lənt/ us    /ˈfrɑː-/

fraudulent adjective (CRIME)

C2 dishonest and illegal: A worrying trend for insurers has been a rise in fraudulent claims.

fraudulent adjective (FALSE)

intended to deceive: They claim that the fall in unemployment is based on a fraudulent manipulation of statistics.
fraudulence
noun [U] uk   /-ləns/ us  
fraudulently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “fraudulent”
in Korean 사기의, 부정의…
in Arabic مُحتال…
in Portuguese fraudulento…
in Catalan fraudulent…
in Japanese 不正な…
in Italian fraudolento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪的, 欺騙的,欺詐的…
in Russian мошеннический…
in Turkish aldatıcı, sahte, hileli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪的, 欺骗的,欺诈的…
in Polish fałszywy…
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