Definitions for falsefɔls
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
false*fɔls(adj.; adv.)fals•er, fals•est
(adj.)not true or correct; erroneous; wrong:
a false statement.
uttering or declaring what is untrue; lying:
a false witness.
not faithful or loyal; treacherous; hypocritical:
a false friend.
tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive:
a false impression.
not genuine; counterfeit.
based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, ideas, or facts:
used as a substitute or supplement, esp. temporarily:
false supports for a bridge.
Biol. having a superficial resemblance to something that properly bears the name:
the false acacia.
not properly, accurately, or honestly made, done, or adjusted:
a false balance.
inaccurate in pitch, as a musical note.
(adv.)dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously.
Idioms for false:
play someone false,to betray or mislead someone.
* Syn: false , sham , counterfeit agree in referring to something that is not genuine. false is used mainly of imitations of concrete objects; it sometimes implies an intent to deceive: false teeth; false hair.sham is rarely used of concrete objects and usu. has the suggestion of intent to deceive: sham title; sham tears.counterfeit always has the implication of cheating; it is used particularly of spurious imitation of coins and paper money.
Origin of false:
bef. 1000; ME, OE fals < L falsus, ptp. of fallere to deceive
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a false statement; false advertising; The charges turned out to be false.
not real; = fake
false documents; false eyelashes
based on incorrect information
The news report gave us false hope.; a false impression of the size of the building
using deliberately untrue information
They took my money under false pretenses.
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
Translations for false
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not true; not correct
He made a false statement to the police.
- vals, verkeerd, onwaarAfrikaans
- falsoPortuguese (BR)
- klamný, špatnýCzech
- falsk; ukorrektDanish
- ψεύτικος, αναληθήςGreek
- دروغ؛ اشتباهFarsi
- lažan, netočanCroatian
- tidak benarIndonesian
- ósannur, rangurIcelandic
- 옳지 않은Korean
- klaidingas, neteisingasLithuanian
- tidak benarMalay
- falsk, feilaktig, usannNorwegian
- دروغ؛ اشتباهPersian
- غلط، خائن، درغل، بى وفا، كلپ، كوټه، بدل، مصنوعى، موقتى، امانت، بې اعتبارهPashto
- falsk, osannSwedish
- yalan, yanlışTurkish
- 不真實的Chinese (Trad.)
- хибний, помилковийUkrainian
- sai; nhầmVietnamese
- 不真实的Chinese (Simp.)
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