fraud vs pseudo what difference

what is difference between fraud and pseudo

English

Etymology

From Middle English fraude (recorded since 1345), from Old French fraude, a borrowing from Latin fraus (deceit, injury, offence).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɹɔːd/
  • (US) enPR: frôd, IPA(key): /fɹɔd/
  • (cotcaught merger, Inland Northern American) enPR: frŏd, IPA(key): /fɹɑd/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːd

Noun

fraud (countable and uncountable, plural frauds)

  1. (law) The crime of stealing or otherwise illegally obtaining money by use of deception tactics.
  2. Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
  3. The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
  4. A person who performs any such trick.
  5. (obsolete) A trap or snare.

Synonyms

  • swindle
  • scam
  • (criminal) deceit
  • trickery
  • hoky-poky
  • imposture
  • (person) faker, fraudster, impostor, cheat(er), trickster
  • grift

Related terms

  • defraud
  • fraudulence
  • fraudulent
  • fraudulently
  • fraudulentness
  • insurance fraud
  • mail fraud
  • pious fraud
  • wire fraud

Translations

Verb

fraud (third-person singular simple present frauds, present participle frauding, simple past and past participle frauded)

  1. (obsolete) To defraud

Translations

See also

  • embezzlement
  • false billing
  • false advertising
  • forgery
  • identity theft
  • predatory lending
  • quackery
  • usury
  • white-collar crime

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

fraud f

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by frau


English

Etymology

From Middle English, derived from prefix pseudo-, itself derived from Ancient Greek ψευδής (pseudḗs, false, lying)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈs(j)uːdəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsuːdoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -uːdəʊ

Noun

pseudo (plural pseudos)

  1. An intellectually pretentious person; a pseudointellectual.
  2. A poseur; one who is fake.
  3. (travel industry, informal) pseudo-city code
  4. (Internet, clipping) A pseudonym; a false name used for online anonymity.
  5. Clipping of pseudoephedrine.

Alternative forms

  • pseud

References

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

Adjective

pseudo (not comparable)

  1. Other than what is apparent; spurious; sham.
  2. Insincere.

Translations

References

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

Anagrams

  • does up, doupes, souped

French

Etymology

Clipping of pseudonyme.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /psø.do/

Noun

pseudo m (plural pseudos)

  1. A nickname, handle or pseudonym.

Further reading

  • “pseudo” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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