fraudulence

Fraudulence is the action or quality of cheating, lying, or deceiving someone. The fraudulence of an election might trigger a recount, or even an entirely new election.

Fraudulence is telling lies or hoaxing people in some way. One example of fraudulence might be pretending to be a police officer, and another is claiming to have the ability to communicate with people who have died, especially if you're taking money from relatives who hope to send them messages. Fraudulence comes from the Latin fraudulentia, from fraus, "cheating or deceit."

Definitions of fraudulence
  1. noun
    the quality of being fraudulent
    synonyms: deceit
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    type of:
    dishonesty
    the quality of being dishonest
  2. noun
    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    synonyms: dupery, fraud, hoax, humbug, put-on
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    types:
    goldbrick
    anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
    type of:
    chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile
    the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  3. noun
    a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
    synonyms: duplicity
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    type of:
    deceit, deception, misrepresentation
    a misleading falsehood
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