Artful vs Fraudulent - What's the difference?

artful | fraudulent | Related terms |

Artful is a related term of fraudulent.


As adjectives the difference between artful and fraudulent

is that artful is performed with, or characterized by, art or skill while fraudulent is dishonest; based on fraud or deception.

artful

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
  • Artificial; imitative.
  • Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
  • Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=June 29 , author=Kevin Mitchell , title=Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Where the Czech upstart Rosol, ranked 100 in the world, all but blew Nadal's head off with his blunderbuss in a fifth set of unrivalled intensity on Thursday night, Benneteau, a more artful citizen, used a rapier to hurt his vaunted foe before falling just short of a kill. In the end, it was he who staggered from the scene of the fight. }}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * artful dodger * artfully * artfulness

    fraudulent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • dishonest; based on fraud or deception
  • false; phony
  • He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "fraudulent" is often applied: claim, practice, transfer, scheme, transaction, document, intent, misrepresentation, act, action, mortgage, check, conveyance, accounting, bankruptcy, reporting, etc.

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * fraudulently