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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falselyadverb

    in an insincerely false manner

    "a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"

  2. falsely, incorrectlyadverb

    in an incorrect manner

    "to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely"


  1. falselyadverb

    In a false manner.

    He protested his innocence to the end, claiming he had been falsely charged and convicted.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Falselyadverb

    Etymology: from false.

    Simeon and Levi spake not only falsely but insidiously, nay hypocritically, abusing proselytes and religion. Gov. of Tongue.

    Already were the Belgians on our coast,
    Whose fleet more mighty every day became
    By late success, which they did falsely boast,
    And now by first appearing seem’d to claim. John Dryden, Ann Mir.

    Tell him, I did in vain his brother move,
    And yet he falsely said he was in love;
    Falsely; for had he truly lov’d, at least
    He would have giv’n one day to my request. John Dryden, Aureng.

    Such as are treated ill, and upbraided falsely, find out an intimate friend that will hear their complaints, and endeavour to sooth their secret resentments. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    He knows that to be inconvenient which we falsely think convenient for us. George Smalridge, Sermons.


  1. falsely

    Falsely refers to anything done in a deceptive, untrue, or incorrect manner, often with the intention to deceive or give a false impression. It means to misrepresent reality or facts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falselyadverb

    in a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of falsely in a Sentence

  1. Adrienne Rich:

    There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.

  2. Peter Neufeld:

    There is no question that there's a much higher incidence of people falsely saying, quote, I did it, unquote, among individuals who have a history of mental illness.

  3. Koch Industries spokesman Ken Spain:

    If politicians or political organizations decide to double down on falsely attacking the reputations of Koch Industries, its shareholders, and 60,000 American employees, it is likely to be as successful as it was in 2014.

  4. Shirley Seaton:

    The 'football match' has been falsely blown up, especially this year.

  5. Jon Ronson:

    I'm sure she has her fair share of trauma and anxiety and so on, but she never lets it get to her. She always just keeps going. And there's no rancor, if you'd been falsely accused of murder and convicted and falsely imprisoned for several years, you would presumably feel some rancor towards the people who did that to you, but she doesn't. She works really hard to feel empathy and curiosity and compassion towards everybody -- including her prosecutors.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. abase
    • B. abhor
    • C. affront
    • D. famish

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