Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Full of fraud, deceit, or treachery; fraudulent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of fraud, deceit, or treachery; trickish; treacherous; fraudulent; -- applied to persons or things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of fraud; characterized by fraud in act or intent; trickish.

Etymologies

fraud +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Abdullah, verily the goods of this world stand not in stead of those of the world to come, and we are no fraudful folk, but all of us know the lawful from the unlawful and fear Almighty Allah and abstain from devouring the substance of the orphan.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then cried out King Afridun to Sharrkan, saying, By the truth of the Messiah and the Faith which is no liar, thou art nought save a doughty rider and a stalwart fighter; but thou art fraudful and thy nature is not that of the noble.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The seventh, the fraudful wretch (no cause descried),

    The Odyssey of Homer

  • To elucidate and confirm our opinions on this subject, we beg leave to ask, what is that play in which there is such a mass of virtue and simplicity, and such a number of amiable personages, opposed to such a mass of villany, subtlety, fraudful avarice, and sensual vice, as in

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 1

  • That only is virtue, by which happiness is produced; and whatever produces happiness, is therefore virtue; and the forms, and words and rites, which priests have pretended to be required by Heaven, are the fraudful arts only by which they govern mankind. '

    Almoran and Hamet

  • And in the rivers, where the deceivers, fraudful both in heart and word, had shown unto the saint a deep abyss instead of a safe ford, passed he over safely, having first blessed the passage, and changed the abyss into a ford; and the ford which before was pervious unto all changed he unto a deep abyss.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • But one dark act of fraudful guilt bedimmed my bright career.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • But it is still observable that with all his changes of position, he never assumes the upright or a fraudful affectation of dignity.

    Sketches New And Old

  • Sisyphus, as the story goes, was a King who widely extended the commerce, and largely increased the wealth, of Corinth, but by avaricious and fraudful ways; for the sin whereof he was sentenced after death to the unresting labour of rolling up a hill in Tartarus, a huge unhewn block of stone, which so soon as he gets it to the hill top, for all his efforts, rolls down again.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers

  • According to the everlasting laws of righteousness, even the fraudful buyers at less than one per cent of its value are making little or nothing, on account of fierce competition.

    American Forests

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