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Definition of fraud:

  1. A trap or snare.
  2. An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
  3. Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick.

Synonyms:

juke, baloney, skulker, pseudo, shammer, bilgewater, antic, duplicity, snake oil, quack, contrivance, flimflam, actor, ruse, trick, impostor, bosh, guile, sendup, trickery, fake, faker, true, parody, prank, artifice, tommyrot, gyp, tosh, spoof, put-on, sham, pretender, craft, twaddle, pasquinade, burlesque, drool, travesty, cheating, imposter, humbug, blind, mockery, caper, fraudulence, boloney, mountebank, dodge, tarradiddle, taradiddle, lampoon, player, thespian, hoax, role player, postiche, cunning, pseud, dupery, dissimulator, takeoff, victimization, dissembler, joke, machination, phoney, art, maneuver, wile, honest, histrion, malingerer, finesse, invention, hypocrite.

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