Definitions for falseness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

false*fɔls(adj.; adv.)fals•er, fals•est

  1. (adj.)not true or correct; erroneous; wrong:

    a false statement.

  2. uttering or declaring what is untrue; lying:

    a false witness.

  3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous; hypocritical:

    a false friend.

  4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive:

    a false impression.

  5. not genuine; counterfeit.

  6. based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, ideas, or facts:

    false pride.

  7. used as a substitute or supplement, esp. temporarily:

    false supports for a bridge.

  8. Biol. having a superficial resemblance to something that properly bears the name:

    the false acacia.

    Category: Biology

  9. not properly, accurately, or honestly made, done, or adjusted:

    a false balance.

  10. inaccurate in pitch, as a musical note.

  11. (adv.)dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously.

Idioms for false:

  1. play someone false,to betray or mislead someone.

    Category: Idiom

* 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsity, falseness(noun)

    the state of being false or untrue

    "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"

  2. faithlessness, falseness, fickleness, inconstancy(noun)

    unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous

  3. insincerity, falseness, hollowness(noun)

    the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical


  1. falseness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being false.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falseness(noun)

    the state of being false; contrariety to the fact; inaccuracy; want of integrity or uprightness; double dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy; as, the falseness of a report, a drawing, or a singer's notes; the falseness of a man, or of his word


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