What does falsehood mean?

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ˈfɔls hʊdfalse·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsehood, falsity, untruthnoun

    a false statement

  2. falsification, falsehoodnoun

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


  1. falsehoodnoun

    The property of being false.

  2. falsehoodnoun

    A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie

    Don't tell falsehoods.

  3. falsehoodnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Falsehoodnoun

    Etymology: from false.

    All deception in the course of life is, indeed, nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words to things. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falsehoodnoun

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

  2. Falsehoodnoun

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

  3. Falsehoodnoun

    treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness

  4. Falsehoodnoun

    a counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture

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  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

Examples of falsehood in a Sentence

  1. Rob Stutzman:

    The predicate of the nation’s problems - and the party’s problems - going forward is that too many Republicans have promoted the falsehood that the election was stolen.

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.

  3. Michael Bakunin, God and State:

    A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth.

  4. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

  5. George Eliot:

    Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.

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