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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. vijay

    money laundry

    Submitted by anonymous on January 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fraudnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Ron Weber:

    If it is too good to be true....it is probably a fraud.

  2. Oliver May:

    Really fraud is a problem for all organizations. It is an environmental risk for us and it should be less reassuring when an NGO is not reporting fraud than when it is, if there is no detection it is harder to know what the problem looks like ... What we really want to see is the publication of annual fraud data across the whole NGO sector - that would really be an important step.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    President Trump promised voters he would return this country to a lawful system of immigration, and this Justice Department is committed to fulfilling that promise by rooting out fraud and abuse, we will not tolerate fraud at any level, and will bring those who engage in fraud to justice.

  4. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged:

    Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud.

  5. Barbara McQuade:

    It could be that President Trump procured the presidency by fraud, when immigrants procure their citizenship by fraud, we strip them of their citizenship. When a president procures his presidency by fraud, should we consider doing the same?


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
  • 欺诈罪Chinese

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