Fictitious vs Fraudulent - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between fictitious and fraudulent

is that fictitious is not real; invented; contrived while fraudulent is dishonest; based on fraud or deception.

fictitious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not real; invented; contrived.
  • St. Mary Mead is a fictitious village from the books of Agatha Christie.

    Synonyms

    * imaginary, invented, contrived, fictive

    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

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    Derived terms

    * fraudulently