Obstructive vs Fraud - What's the difference?

obstructive | fraud |


As an adjective obstructive

is causing obstructions.

As a noun fraud is

any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.

As a verb fraud is

(obsolete) to defraud.

obstructive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing obstructions.
  • * I wanted to see his report on me, but my manager was being obstructive .
  • Derived terms

    * obstructively * obstructiveness

    fraud

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • If success a lover's toil attends, / Few ask, if fraud or force attained his ends.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud , and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}}
  • The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
  • A person who performs any such trick.
  • (obsolete) A trap or snare.
  • * Milton
  • to draw the proud King Ahab into fraud

    Synonyms

    * (criminal) deceit * trickery * hoky-poky * imposture * (person ) faker, fraudster, impostor, cheat(er), trickster

    See also

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

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To defraud