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Definitions of false

  1. adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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 aligator hide" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false alarm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Not in tune. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Not truly; not honestly; falsely. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To report falsely; to falsify. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To betray; to falsify. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To mislead by want of truth; to deceive. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To feign; to pretend to make. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Untrue; dishonest; disloyal; counterfeit; unreliable; for temporary use. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Falsely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Falseness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Artificial, not real; in composition, pseudo-. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  29. Deceptive or deceiving; untruthful; unfaithful to obligations; untrue; not genuine or real; hypocritical; not well founded. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Not true; unfaithful; not real. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Contrary to truth or fact; counterfeit; artificial; incorrect; not real; unfaithful; treacherous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Not true; not conformable to fact; unfounded; not according to the lawful standard; substituted for another; suppositious; counterfeit; not genuine; not solid or sound; not agreeable to rule or propriety; not fall; unfaithful; incenstant; treacherous; feigned; made or assumed for the purpose of deception. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Not truly; not honestly; falsely; not in tune. False cadence, a cadence in which the hass rises a tone or semi-tone, instead of rising a fourth or falling a fifth False fire, a combustible, composition, sending forth a blue flame, used in vessels of war for making signals during the night; a fire kindled to deceive ships to their ruin. False membrane, a membrane formed on an inflamed part by the coagulation of the secreted fluid. False roof, the part between the ceiling of the upper floor and the rafters of a roof. See Fallacy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Not true; not real or genuine; deceitful; treacherous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. Untrue; erroneous; deceitful; contrived or calculated to deceive aud injure.Unlawful. In law, this word means something more than untrue; it means somethingdesignedly untrue and deceitful, and implies an intention to perpetrate some treacheryor fraud. Hatcher v. Dunn, 102 Iowa, 411, 71 N. W. 343, 30 L. It. A. GS9; Mason v.Association, 18 U. C. C. P. 19; Batterman v. Ingalls, 48 Ohio St. 408. 28 N. 10. 108. thelawdictionary.org
  36. Not true; as, false pretences; unjust, unlawful, as, false imprisonment. This his word, is frequently used in composition. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  37. A small, compiled extensible language with lambdaabstractions by W. van Oortmerssen.For Amiga (ftp://ftp.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/amiga/fish/ff885). foldoc_fs
  38. fawls, adj. deceptive or deceiving: untruthful: unfaithful to obligations: untrue: not genuine or real, counterfeit: hypocritical: not well founded, or not according to rule: artificial, as opposed to natural, of teeth, &c.--adv. incorrectly: faithlessly.--n. (Shak.) falsehood: untruth.--v.t. (Shak.) to betray.--ns. FALSE CONCEPTION, a uterine growth consisting of some degenerate mass instead of a foetus; FALSE'FACE, a mask.--adjs. FALSE'-FACED (Shak.), hypocritical; FALSE'-HEART'ED, treacherous, deceitful.--n. FALSE'HOOD, state or quality of being false: want of truth: want of honesty: deceitfulness: false appearance: an untrue statement: a lie.--adv. FALSE'LY.--ns. FALSE'NESS; FALS'ER (Spens.), a deceiver, a liar.--adjs. FALSID'ICAL, deceptive; FALS'ISH, somewhat false.--ns. FALS'ISM, a self-evident falsity; FALS'ITY, quality of being false: a false assertion.--PLAY ONE FALSE, to act falsely or treacherously to a person; PUT IN A FALSE POSITION, to bring any one into a position in which he must be misunderstood. [O. Fr. fals (mod. faux)--L. falsus, pa.p. of fall[)e]re, to deceive.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. This epithet has been frequently added to peripneumony, pleurisy, &c., to designate a disease similar to these, but less severe. Most commonly, a severe catarrh or pleurodynia has received the name. See Peripneumonia notha. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  40. Erroneous, wrong, incorrect, (f. idea, verdict; f. concord, breach of agreement rules in grammar; f. quantity, incorrect length of vowel in verse or pronunciation; f. note in music; f. drawing; f. imprisonment, illegal; f. weights &c.; f. pride, shame, based on wrong notions; f. position, one that forces person to act against his principles; f. step, stumble, transgression; f. start, wrong start in racing); lying, deceitful, treacherous, unfaithful to; deceptive (f. mirror, medium); spurious, sham, artificial, (f. coin, god, prophet, hair, teeth; f. colours, flag one has no right to, lit. & fig.); improperly so called, pseudo-, (f. acacia; f. bottom, horizontal partition in vessel; f. KEEL); hence or cogn. falsely adv., falseness, falsity, nn. (Adv.) play person f., cheat, betray. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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