Synonyms for fraud:
flatterer, varlet, shill, fox, phantasmagoria, insider trading, hallucination, optical illusion, the black economy, wheeler dealer, shyster, racketeering, Trafficking, phantom, kiss-ass, scoundrel, rascal, rogue, CONMAN, shark, black market, charmer, sleazebag, four-flusher, bottom feeder, wire fraud, cardboard cut-out, con woman, influence-peddling, apple polisher, faithlessness, simulation, mirage, manipulator, politician, weasel, trickster, smoothie, huckster, sycophant, liar, piracy, falsity, cyberfraud, grifter, Phantasm, pharisee, viper, simulacrum, malpractice, victimization.
Other synonyms and related words:
trickster, Trafficking, taradiddle, knave, twaddle, put on, boloney, victimization, wiliness, lying, worm, pharisee, flimflam, dodge, hocus-pocus, mountebank, viper, sharper, theft, deceptiveness, lie, apparition, faithlessness, liar, plagiarism, falsity, artifice, tarradiddle, simulacrum, dissimulation, travesty, myth, mirage, tosh, lampoon, pseudo, rascal, drool, pseud, wile, judas, guilefulness, bilgewater, hypocrite, bribery, crookedness, simulation, machination, traffic, untruth, pasquinade, treason, crook, guile, fixer, ruse, Juke, antic, cunning, piracy, postiche, sendup, caper, duplicity, four-flusher, spoof, joke, parody, shark, dissembling, baloney, racket, influence-peddling, prank, art, shill, scoundrel, ringer, fancy, shammer, smoothie, bosh, contrivance, Histrion, invention, swindler, Quacksalver, roguery, finesse, operator, quack, takeoff, pretender, shyster, maneuver, crookery, craft, fraudulence, varlet, gyp, blind, politician, trickery, tommyrot, snake oil, cheating, Phantasm, fantasy, role player, Pettifoggery, imposition, falsehood, delusion, sham, dissembler, Double dealing, trick, phoney, impostor, apple polisher, dishonesty, rogue, cyberfraud, graft, sycophant, malingerer, burlesque, craftiness, dupery, knavery, hypocrisy, mockery, actor, Cunningness, phantasmagoria, CONMAN, manipulator, grifter, con woman, hallucination, wheeler dealer, illusion, cozenage, malpractice, thespian, deceitfulness, fiddler, corruption, confidence man, prevarication, fakir, treachery, faker, foxiness, player, skulker.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
victimization, gyp, flimflam.
Sense 4 (noun)
con artist, imposter.
confidence man (noun)
con artist, con man.
role player, deceiver, duplicity, cheat, hoax, guile, pseudo, deceit, shammer, forger, racket, fake, flimflam, sham, humbug, fraudulence, quack, pretender, hocus-pocus, shark, graft, dupery, charlatan, treachery, imposter, four-flusher, counterfeit, faker, mountebank, swindler, crook, pseud, imposture, phony, artifice, impostor, swindle.
hypocrite, pharisee, trickster, dissembler, smoothie.
ostentation, bluff, device, gimmick, facade, affectation, deceit, imposture, charade, pretension, imitation, fakery, pose, show, air, guise, forgery, claim, impersonation, front, masquerade, artificiality, falseness, counterfeit, mannerism, pretense, disguise, stage, cover.
sleight of hand (noun)
Usage examples for fraud:
- We had before concluded, that the obtaining any signature by fraud or force would render the agreement illegal. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I", Thomas Clarkson.
- What is certain is that he desired the supreme dominion in Italy for himself, and to win it spared neither force nor fraud nor the help of the very barbarians themselves. - "Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince", Niccolò Machiavelli.
- I remember gazing with staring eyes at that picture, the sweat pouring down my face, searching eagerly for some visible evidence of fraud and being unable to find it. - "The Airlords of Han", Philip Francis Nowlan.