1. [syn: deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fraudulent \Fraud"u*lent\, a. [L. fraudulentus, fr. fraus,
fraudis, fraud: cf. F. fraudulent.]
1. Using fraud; tricky; deceitful; dishonest.
2. Characterized by, founded on, or proceeding from, fraud;
as, a fraudulent bargain.
He, with serpent tongue, . . .
His fraudulent temptation thus began. --Milton.
3. Obtained or performed by artifice; as, fraudulent
Syn: Deceitful; fraudful; guileful; crafty; wily; cunning;
subtle; deceiving; cheating; deceptive; insidious;
treacherous; dishonest; designing; unfair.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious
testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice"
- S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying
taxes" [syn: deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "fraudulent":
amoral, artful, bent, brigandish, burglarious, calculating,
chiseling, collusive, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted,
counterfeit, covinous, crafty, criminal, crooked, cunning, dark,
deceitful, deceptive, devious, dishonest, dishonorable,
double-dealing, doubtful, dubious, duplicitous, evasive, fake,
false, falsehearted, falsified, felonious, finagling, fishy,
forged, furtive, guileful, ill-got, ill-gotten, imitation, immoral,
indirect, insidious, kleptomaniac, larcenous, light-fingered,
not kosher, pinchbeck, piratelike, piratic, questionable, rotten,
scheming, shady, sham, shameless, sharp, shifty, sinister,
slippery, sneaky, spurious, sticky-fingered, surreptitious,
suspicious, thieving, thievish, treacherous, trickish, tricky,
two-faced, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable,
underhand, underhanded, unethical, unprincipled, unsavory,
unscrupulous, unstraightforward, wily, without remorse,