What does falsity mean?

Definitions for falsityˈfɔl sɪ ti

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsity, falseness(noun)

    the state of being false or untrue

    "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"

  2. falsehood, falsity, untruth(noun)

    a false statement


  1. falsity(Noun)

    Something that is false; an untrue assertion.

  2. falsity(Noun)

    The characteristic of being untrue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falsity(adj)

    the quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth

  2. Falsity(adj)

    that which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion


  1. Falsity

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falsity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Blaise Pascal:

    Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

  2. Eugene Stearns:

    I believe the instruction on falsity to be unprecedented in the history of securities litigation.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    One must judiciously retrospect not just his actions but also reactions of the other in order to arrive at a sensible conclusion. The primary fallacy is that you're assuming that the other is functioning out of awareness - which is falsity and this further aggrevates the mental agony, driving you farther from reality. Watch on!

  5. Leo Tolstoy:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of falsity

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Translations for falsity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • лъжа, невярност, погрешностBulgarian
  • nepravdivost, nepravdaCzech
  • harhaluulo, virheellisyys, epätotuus, virheFinnish
  • falsitate, neadevăr, necinsteRomanian

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