fallacious vs fraudulent what difference

what is difference between fallacious and fraudulent

English

Etymology

fallacy +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fə.ˈleɪ.ʃəs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective

fallacious (comparative more fallacious, superlative most fallacious)

  1. Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.
  2. Deceptive or misleading.

Usage notes

  • Nouns often used with “fallacious”: argument, reasoning, etc.

Related terms

  • fail
  • failure
  • fallacy
  • fallibilism
  • fallibilist
  • fallibility
  • fallible
  • false
  • falsifiable
  • falsification
  • falsificator
  • falsifier
  • falsify
  • falsity

Translations

See also

  • wrong
  • incorrect
  • illogical
  • deceiving
  • deceitful
  • misleading
  • delusive
  • illusive
  • illusory
  • erroneous
  • faulty
  • specious

Further reading

  • fallacious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • fallacious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • fallacious at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

From Middle English fraudulent, from Old French fraudulent, from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɔː.dʒʊ.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔː.djʊ.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔː.dʒə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔː.djə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔːdʒ.lənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɔ.dʒə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɑdʒ.lənt/
    • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɑ.dʒə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɑdʒ.lənt/

Adjective

fraudulent (comparative more fraudulent, superlative most fraudulent)

  1. Dishonest; based on fraud or deception.
  2. False, phony.
    He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

Usage notes

  • Nouns to which “fraudulent” is often applied: claim, practice, transfer, scheme, transaction, document, intent, misrepresentation, act, action, mortgage, check, conveyance, accounting, bankruptcy, reporting, etc.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:deceptive
  • See also Thesaurus:fake

Derived terms

  • fraudulently

Translations


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fraudulentus.

Adjective

fraudulent (feminine fraudulenta, masculine plural fraudulents, feminine plural fraudulentes)

  1. fraudulent

Derived terms

  • fraudulentament

Related terms

  • frau
  • fraudulència

Further reading

  • “fraudulent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “fraudulent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “fraudulent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “fraudulent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • fraudelent, ffraudulent

Etymology

From Middle French fraudulent, itself borrowed from Latin fraudulentus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfrau̯diu̯lɛnt/, /ˈfrau̯dilɛnt/

Adjective

fraudulent

  1. Dishonest, fraudulent; based on fraud.
  2. Necrotic, rotting; infected with or afflicted with gangrene.

Descendants

  • English: fraudulent

References

  • “fraude, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-12-06.

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