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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A cheat, trick, or lie. Also: A person who cheats or is not what he or she pretends to be.

Usage examples (23)
  • Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
  • Somehow with traditional mail, this kind of fraud is acceptable.
  • Besides, since we are contrary by nature, the fancier the event, the bigger the thrill of a bargain 'fraud'.
  • In a nation that has built the dream of prosperity so firmly on the foundation of education, this kind of fraud is particularly egregious. for more
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  • The day was "fraught" (associated with) with anxiety until they could be sure that they were not victims of insurance "fraud." (deception)
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