not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
"gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
arising from error
"a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"
erroneous and usually accidental
"a false start"; "a false alarm"
inappropriate to reality or facts
"delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"
fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated(adj)
not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
"it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
designed to deceive
"a suitcase with a false bottom"
false, off-key, sour(adj)
inaccurate in pitch
"a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(adj)
adopted in order to deceive
"an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
(used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful
"a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"
faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably, false(adverb)
in a disloyal and faithless manner
"he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"
Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation
Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).
A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
Origin: From false, from fals, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Uncommon before the 12 century, the word was reinforced in Middle English by fals (compare faus), eventually displacing native les, lese, from leas; See lease, leasing.
uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness
not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises
not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement
not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry
not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar
not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental
not in tune
not truly; not honestly; falsely
to report falsely; to falsify
to betray; to falsify
to mislead by want of truth; to deceive
to feign; to pretend to make
Origin: [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail, Fall.]
FALSE is an esoteric programming language designed by Wouter van Oortmerssen in 1993, named after his favorite Boolean value. It is a small Forth-like stack-oriented language, with syntax designed to make the code inherently obfuscated, confusing, and unreadable. It is also noteworthy for having a compiler of only 1024 bytes. According to Van Oortmerssen, FALSE provided the inspiration for various well-known esoteric languages, including brainfuck and Befunge. FALSE is notably more tractable than most esoteric programming languages. The fundamental operations that it provides are reasonably sensible, and there is no gratuitous complexity. In these respects it stands in strong contrast to the behemoths Intercal and Malbolge. The difficulty of programming in FALSE comes mostly from the low-level nature of the language, which has the feel of a Forth-like assembly language. The remainder of the language's awkwardness comes from the concise punctuation-based syntax, which many people find more difficult than a more conventional word-based syntax. The language features basic arithmetic and logical operations, variables, subroutines, control flow statements, and input/output operations. FALSE operations are done using a stack. Its structure is largely based on the Forth programming language.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fawls, adj. deceptive or deceiving: untruthful: unfaithful to obligations: untrue: not genuine or real, counterfeit: hypocritical: not well founded, or not according to rule: artificial, as opposed to natural, of teeth, &c.—adv. incorrectly: faithlessly.—n. (Shak.) falsehood: untruth.—v.t. (Shak.) to betray.—ns. False conception, a uterine growth consisting of some degenerate mass instead of a fœtus; False′face, a mask.—adjs. False′-faced (Shak.), hypocritical; False′-heart′ed, treacherous, deceitful.—n. False′hood, state or quality of being false: want of truth: want of honesty: deceitfulness: false appearance: an untrue statement: a lie.—adv. False′ly.—ns. False′ness; Fals′er (Spens.), a deceiver, a liar.—adjs. Falsid′ical, deceptive; Fals′ish, somewhat false.—ns. Fals′ism, a self-evident falsity; Fals′ity, quality of being false: a false assertion.—Play one false, to act falsely or treacherously to a person; Put in a false position, to bring any one into a position in which he must be misunderstood. [O. Fr. fals (mod. faux)—L. falsus, pa.p. of fallĕre, to deceive.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'false' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2812
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'false' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3369
Rank popularity for the word 'false' in Adjectives Frequency: #373
The numerical value of false in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of false in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Of course you might be anxious. But I’d trade a false positive for a false negative any day.
Being false alone is not enough, what a disciplinary committee would have to show is that they either knew the allegations were false, or they were reckless in making the charge.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness.
Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.
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Translations for false
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- фалшив, неверен, грешен, изкуственBulgarian
- fals, incorrecte, artificial, postísCatalan, Valencian
- nepravdivý, imitovaný, nepravý, falešný, umělýCzech
- anwir, anghywir, gau, ffugWelsh
- falsk, kunstigDanish
- falsch, unecht, unwahrGerman
- ψευδής, πλαστός, κίβδηλος, νόθοςGreek
- falso, postizoSpanish
- petollinen, epälojaali, väärä, kelvoton, valheellinen, vale-, perusteeton, teko, vale, epärehellinen, epävireinen, virheellinen, falski, väliaikainen, epätosi, keinotekoinen, keino-Finnish
- faux, incorrect, artificielFrench
- bréige, bréag-, falsa, bréagachIrish
- breugach, fuadain, meallta, mealltachScottish Gaelic
- תותבת, שקרי, לא נכון, מזוייף, תותבHebrew
- झूठा, खोटाHindi
- hamis, mű-Hungarian
- սխալ, կեղծArmenian
- buatan, salahIndonesian
- errato, bugiardo, falso, posticcio, fintoItalian
- 虚偽, 偽のJapanese
- жаңылыш, арамза, ката, жасалмаKyrgyz
- falsus, mendaxLatin
- klaidingas, dirbtinis, netikras, neteisingasLithuanian
- mākslīgs, nepareizs, viltots, kļūdainsLatvian
- palsu, salahMalay
- vals, onecht, fout, onwaar, onjuistDutch
- fałszywy, nieprawdziwy, sztucznyPolish
- falso, artificial, erradoPortuguese
- contrafăcut, neadevăr, fals, artificialRomanian
- фальшивый, ложный, неправильныйRussian
- अशुद्ध, असत्यSanskrit
- osann, konstgjord, falsk, falsktSwedish
- yanlış, yalan, yapay, sahteTurkish
- کھوٹا, جھوٹھا, غلطUrdu
- dobik, neveratikVolapük
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