Definitions for falsityˈfɔl sɪ ti
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the state of being false or untrue
"argument could not determine its truth or falsity"
falsehood, falsity, untruth(noun)
a false statement
Something that is false; an untrue assertion.
The characteristic of being untrue.
the quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth
that which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion
Falsity or falsehood is a perversion of truth originating in the deceitfulness of one party, and culminating in the damage of another party. Falsity is also a measure of the quality or extent of the falseness of something, while a falsehood may also mean simply an incorrect statement, independent of any intention to deceive. In the Frege-Church ontology, "truth" is the denotation of a true proposition, while "falsity" is the denotation of false propositions. In esthetics, falsity is ugly, and truth is beautiful. In existentialism, falsity is usually a thing to be avoided, and is not desired.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
I believe the instruction on falsity to be unprecedented in the history of securities litigation.
It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right.
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conlusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleages, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
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