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Synonyms for fraud
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Wiktionary

  1. fraudnoun

    Synonyms:
    fraudster, impostor, hoky-poky, trickster, imposture, cheat, trickery, faker, deceit

  2. fraudnoun

    Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.

    Synonyms:
    trickster, trickery, impostor, fraudster, hoky-poky, cheat, imposture, faker, deceit

  3. fraudnoun

    The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.

    Synonyms:
    deceit, impostor, trickery, fraudster, cheat, faker, hoky-poky, trickster, imposture

  4. fraudnoun

    A person who performs any such trick.

    Synonyms:
    faker, impostor, cheat, fraudster, deceit, imposture, hoky-poky, trickster, trickery

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fraud

    A fraud is an act of deliberate deception with the design of securing something by taking unfair advantage of another. A deceit or deception may be designed merely to gain some end of one's own, with no intent of harming another; an imposition, to take some small advantage of another, or simply to make another ridiculous. An imposture is designed to obtain money, credit, or position to which one is not entitled, and may be practised by a street beggar or by the pretender to a throne. All action that is not honest is dishonesty, but the term dishonesty is generally applied in business, politics, etc., to deceitful practises which are not directly criminal. Fraud includes deceit, but deceit may not reach the gravity of fraud; a cheat is of the nature of fraud, but of a petty sort; a swindle is more serious than a cheat, involving larger values and more flagrant dishonesty. Fraud is commonly actionable at law; cheating and swindling are for the most part out of the reach of legal proceedings. Treachery is chiefly used of dishonesty in matters of friendship, social relations, government, or war; treachery may be more harmful than fraud, but is not so gross, and is not ordinarily open to legal redress. Treason is a specific form of treachery of a subject to the government to which he owes allegiance, and is definable and punishable at law. Compare ARTIFICE; DECEPTION.

    Synonyms:
    artifice, cheat, cheating, deceit, deception, dishonesty, duplicity, imposition, imposture, swindle, swindling, treachery, treason, trick

    Antonyms:
    fairness, good faith, honesty, integrity, truth, uprightness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudnoun

    intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

    Synonyms:
    impostor, shammer, imposter, pseudo, pretender, dupery, fraudulence, hoax, faker, role player, humbug, sham, fake, pseud, put-on

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playernoun

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    Synonyms:
    histrion, imposter, pseudo, fake, dissimulator, faker, player, pretender, fraudulence, juke, role player, hoax, dissembler, put-on, humbug, shammer, actor, pseud, hypocrite, phoney, sham, phony, postiche, impostor, dupery, malingerer, thespian, skulker

  3. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-onnoun

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

    Synonyms:
    pasquinade, put-on, tarradiddle, duplicity, drool, twaddle, bilgewater, caper, burlesque, parody, baloney, takeoff, joke, mockery, tommyrot, humbug, pretender, charade, fake, faker, impostor, role player, hoax, sham, fraudulence, dupery, pseud, trick, pseudo, antic, lampoon, shammer, snake oil, travesty, sendup, tosh, boloney, deceit, taradiddle, spoof, imposter, bosh, prank

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Editors Contribution

  1. vijay

    money laundry

    Submitted by anonymous on January 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fraudnoun

    Synonyms:
    deceit, deception, duplicity, imposition, imposture, guile, trick, cheat, chouse, artifice, stratagem, wile, COLLUSION, humbug, hoax

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fraudnoun

    Synonyms:
    imposture, deceit, humbug, duplicity, imposition, chicanery, wile, circumvention, guile, hypocrisy, malversation, graft, surreption

    Associated words:
    collude, collusion, collusive, connivance

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How to use fraud in a sentence?

  1. Susan Loconsole:

    I don't think that there's suddenly any more fraud or anything different going on, it's just one person saying there was and having so many people that believe everything he says, that they now have taken that as their message. There in itself is the most frightening thing in this country.

  2. Bill Browder:

    There is clear evidence since we filed that warrants a proper investigation of Devin Nunes activities, glenn Simpson was working with a foreign principal. ... [ who was ] an agent of the Russian government, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court earlier this yearwith obstruction of justice in connection witha civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme. Although possible dirt on Hillary Clinton was reportedly floated in advance of the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya has publicly said Hillary Clinton used the meeting to push for repeal of the anti-corruption law. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016. In Jared Kushner lawsuit, Devin Nunes said Fusion GPS -- the firm paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the salaciously anti-TrumpSteele dossier -- coordinatedwith another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. Thecomplaintin the Eastern District of Virginia, which namedSimpsonand the nonprofitCampaign for Accountability( CfA), said the.

  3. Francisco Sandoval:

    The alleged crimes are illicit association, bribery as well as a special instance of fraud related to her links with... customs fraud.

  4. Kathleen Romig:

    The best way to prevent fraud is for everyone to look every year at the earnings statement to see if everything looks right.

  5. Jim Barger:

    CIDs are unfortunately common — but in the same way that health care fraud is unfortunately common. They signal that DOJ is aware of credible allegations of fraud, companies and investors should take CIDs very seriously and proceed with caution. They are not to be shrugged off as some routine inquiry.


Translations for fraud

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  • تزويرArabic
  • измами, измамник, измама, мошеникBulgarian
  • frauCatalan, Valencian
  • podvodCzech
  • Betrug, Betrügerin, BetrügerGerman
  • απάτη, απατεώναςGreek
  • fraudo, trompoEsperanto
  • fraudeSpanish
  • کلاهبردار, فریب, کلاهبرداری, آپارتی, شیادی, شیادPersian
  • vilppi, huijari, petosFinnish
  • svikFaroese
  • imposteur, charlatan, fraudeFrench
  • calaoisIrish
  • רמאותHebrew
  • csalás, szélhámosságHungarian
  • խարդախ, խաբեբայություն, սրիկա, նենգություն, խարդախություն, խաբեբաArmenian
  • fraudoIdo
  • baratteria, frodi, frodeItalian
  • 詐欺, 詐欺師Japanese
  • თაღლითობაGeorgian
  • hara tāwareMāori
  • bedrog, oplichterij, vervalser, fraudeur, oplichting, bedrieger, charlatan, oplichter, fraude, flessentrekkerijDutch
  • svindel, bedrageriNorwegian
  • wyłudzenie, oszust, oszustwoPolish
  • logro, fraudador, falcatrua, falsidade ideológica, fraudePortuguese
  • мошенник, мошенничество, афера, шулерство, аферист, шулер, жульничество, жуликRussian
  • bedragare, förfalskning, bedrägeriSwedish
  • ghashi, sakataSwahili
  • dolandırıcılıkTurkish

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