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fraudulent,

adj 1. relating to actions without proper qualifications.
2. relating to actions that purposely intend to deceive.
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The election went well without much irregularities or any pattern of fraudulence.
The list goes on, and it includes literary fiction, and Carpenter (French, Carleton College, Minnesota) focuses on the broad theme of fraudulence in works by Merimee, Balzac, Baudelaire, Sand, and others, placing them in the context of other cultural phenomena, such as caricature, political history, and ceremonial events.
Once Julian Boyd, the editor of Princeton University Press's Jefferson Papers, had detected the Horn Papers' fraudulence in a review, the leading lights of colonial American historiography all huddled together to review the problems of evidence they were said to present.
Not surprisingly, a dishonest institution like the Quartet named as its special envoy former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Olympics gold medal winner for political fraudulence.
Having taken his rightful place in England's World Cup final medal ceremony and picking up a deserved loser's medal, Noon said he cannot wait to shake off the feeling of fraudulence.
All of this fraudulence would soon be exposed in Baghdad, and massive recrimination followed.
Certainly, it was a coming together of the worst of the emotional fraudulence of Blairism and the deepest excesses of celebrity culture - plus not a small amount of media opportunism.
His controversial decision to award Chelsea a second-half penalty was down to flawed judgement rather than fraudulence.
Centrist opinion makers in the media looking for a way to extricate themselves from their support for the war have been fixated on Bush's incompetence as the major reason for the war's failure, rather than the basic fraudulence and insanity of its stated mission.
In this way, Zenia not only exults in the lies and fictions of her life histories but also draws her audiences' attention to their inherent fraudulence.
To a large extent, problems of corruption and political fraudulence are self-fulfilling prophecies.
The controversies Gottschalk analyzes will be familiar to anyone who knows the outlines of Eddy's life--litigations; disputes with former students such as Josephine Woodbury and Augusta Stetson; disillusionment with people she had at one time been close to such as her adopted son, Foster Eddy; accusations against her that ranged from hysteria to fraudulence to authoritarianism to heterodoxy to mushy thinking and bad writing; and, finally, mental incompetence.