Synonyms of fraud in English:


See definition of fraud


1‘his business partner was arrested for fraud’


fraudulence, sharp practice, cheating, swindling, trickery, artifice, deceit, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, treachery, chicanery, skulduggery, imposture, embezzlement

informal monkey business, funny business, crookedness, hanky-panky, shenanigans, flimflam

British informal jiggery-pokery

North American informal monkeyshines

archaic management, knavery

2‘they were accomplices in a fraud’


deception, trick, cheat, hoax, subterfuge, stratagem, wile, ruse, artifice, swindle, racket

informal scam, con, con trick, rip-off, leg-pull, sting, gyp, kite, diddle, fiddle, swizzle

North American informal bunco, boondoggle, hustle, grift

Australian informal rort

3‘they exposed him as a fraud’


impostor, fake, sham, pretender, hoodwinker, masquerader, charlatan, quack, mountebank

swindler, fraudster, racketeer, cheat, cheater, double-dealer, trickster, confidence trickster

informal phoney, conman, con artist

dated confidence man

4‘the report is a fraud’


sham, hoax, imitation, copy, dummy, mock-up

fake, forgery, counterfeit

informal phoney, dupe