fraudulence :

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  • n  a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
  • n  the quality of being fraudulent
  • n  something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

  • The 41-year-old Beijing-native showed little emotion as a Hong Kong judge chastised him for his "greed" and "dishonesty and fraudulence.
  • It offers the dream of creative fraudulence and the payoff of a frog kissing a princess, if he can only find the right mix of lies and lust.
  • From his very first book 1957's The Mystic Masseur, about a deceitful guru a dislike of fraudulence and "mimic men" has run through Naipaul's corpus, as it apparently does .
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  • Notebook: Players, coaches not willing lottery pawns
    The NBA’s draft lottery — the first of its kind in American sports — has taken some of the fraudulence out of the draft process and its potential for jockeying, but not all. Tank talk boils whenever a highly rated draft is anticipated. And as far as drafts go, the 2014 derby has broken the surface of conversation like Moby Dick. Welcome to the comical public dialogue in which broadcast teams and ...
    Nov. 17, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • James Henry Webb in Washington Post
    It is a pleasurable experience to watch Bill Clinton finally being judged, even by his own party, for the ethical fraudulence that has characterized his entire political career,Webb wrote in the Wall Street Journal that year.
  • Geert Wilders in FrontPage
    The writer Ian Baruma, writing in the New Yorker, has quipped that Wilders sees "delicacy as a sign of fraudulence."
  • Dominic Sandbrook in Bloomberg
    Yet in the end, Sandbrook concludes that Baker's "unorthodox style cannot compensate for the basic mendaciousness, even fraudulence, of this extraordinarily self- righteous book."

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