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False meaning

false - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; " it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; " faux pearls"; " false teeth"; " decorated with imitation palm leaves"; " a purse of simulated alligator hide"
  2. 2. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; " gave false testimony under oath"; " false tales of bravery"
  3. 3. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.
  4. 4. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
  5. 5. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
  6. 6. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.
  7. 7. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
  8. 8. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  9. 9. Not in tune.
  10. 10. Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  11. 11. To report falsely; to falsify.
  12. 12. To betray; to falsify.
  13. 13. To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.
  14. 14. To feign; to pretend to make.
  15. 15. Not true; unfaithful; not real.

false - examples of usage

  1. " If you tell me to speak frankly," he said at last, " I should have a doubt that you've made this one false step. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. They may have said so but perhaps that might have been false. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. " At all events," said he, " if I go with them at all, it will not be under false pretences. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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