Fraud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |frɔːd|  American pronunciation of the word fraud
Brit.  |frɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word fraud


- intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
- a person who makes deceitful pretenses (syn: fake, faker, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, sham, shammer)
- something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage (syn: dupery, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on)


He was found guilty of bank fraud.

He was the victim of an elaborate fraud.

He claimed he was a licensed psychologist, but he turned out to be a fraud.

The UFO picture was proved to be a fraud.

He's been charged with tax fraud.

She was found guilty of fraud.

I felt like a fraud.

The police exposed the letter as a fraud.

You have to protect your business against fraud.

The author points to recent cases of fraud as evidence of the lack of morals in the business world.

There have been allegations of fraud in the city government.

State law punishes fraud with fines.

The jury convicted them on three counts of fraud.

He may be a fraud, but you have to admire his cunning.

...the grand jury could indict the mayor for fraud and embezzlement...

Word forms

singular: fraud
plural: frauds
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