Fraudulent vs Unethical - What's the difference?

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Fraudulent is a related term of unethical.


As adjectives the difference between fraudulent and unethical

is that fraudulent is dishonest; based on fraud or deception while unethical is not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.

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

    unethical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
  • The corporation was accused of unethical behavior for knowingly producing a product suspected of harming health.

    Antonyms

    * ethical