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Definitions of false

  1. inappropriate to reality or facts; " delusive faith in a wonder drug"; " delusive expectations"; " false hopes"
  2. erroneous and usually accidental; " a false start"; " a false alarm"
  3. ( used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; " a false friend"; " when lovers prove untrue"
  4. arising from error; " a false assumption"; " a mistaken view of the situation"
  5. designed to deceive; " a suitcase with a false bottom"
  6. deliberately deceptive; " hollow ( or false) promises"; " false pretenses"
  7. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; " gave false testimony under oath"; " false tales of bravery"
  8. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.
  9. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
  10. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
  11. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.
  12. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
  13. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  14. Not in tune.
  15. Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  16. To report falsely; to falsify.
  17. To betray; to falsify.
  18. To feign; to pretend to make.
  19. Untrue; dishonest; disloyal; counterfeit; unreliable; for temporary use.
  20. Falsely.
  21. Falseness.
  22. Deceptive or deceiving; untruthful; unfaithful to obligations; untrue; not genuine or real; hypocritical; not well founded.
  23. Not true; unfaithful; not real.
  24. Contrary to truth or fact; counterfeit; artificial; incorrect; not real; unfaithful; treacherous.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Not true; not real or genuine; deceitful; treacherous.
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Usage examples for false

  1. It seems to me they have made a false move. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. Only that it is as false as the other. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  3. All Women- kind are false, I'll in and tell her so. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  4. Lincoln: It is false? – Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater
  5. I didn't know it was a false alarm. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  6. Is this true or false? – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  7. I came from Spain to prove it false. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  8. Yet they were not false, she knew. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  9. I've got out of one false position. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  10. Come, see, false man, how low she lies, Who died for love of you. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  11. There still lingered a faint hope- cruel though it was- that she might be the real wife, and Justine the false one. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. He is not false: he is true. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. We must not make a false step now, when fortune is at last favouring us. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  14. Dreamed that most wonderful, false dream! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  15. He felt in a false position. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  16. I will tell you nothing that is false. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
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