What does falsehood mean?

Definitions for falsehoodˈfɔls hʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word falsehood.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsehood, falsity, untruth(noun)

    a false statement

  2. falsification, falsehood(noun)

    the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting


  1. falsehood(Noun)

    The property of being false.

  2. falsehood(Noun)

    A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie

    Don't tell falsehoods.

  3. falsehood(Noun)

    Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.

  4. Origin: From falshede, from false + -hede.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falsehood(noun)

    want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity

  2. Falsehood(noun)

    a deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie

  3. Falsehood(noun)

    treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness

  4. Falsehood(noun)

    a counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsehood in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsehood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Eliot:

    Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.

  2. W.V.O. Quine:

    Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation" yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.

  3. Alejandro Encinas:

    These sorts of excesses, evidence of falsehood in his declaration of assets ... are incredibly serious.

  4. William Shenstone:

    A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

  5. Arnold Bennett:

    Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.

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Translations for falsehood

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • лъжа́, фалш, гре́шка, непра́вилност, лъжли́востBulgarian
  • LügeGerman
  • falsedadSpanish
  • vale, valheellisuus, epärehellisyys, epätotuusFinnish
  • mensongeFrench
  • bréagIrish
  • menzogna, menzognero, falsitàItalian
  • onwaarheidDutch
  • falsitateRomanian
  • непра́вда, непра́вильность, фальшь, ложь, лжи́востьRussian
  • minte, mintreyeWalloon

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