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

  1. I will tell you nothing that is false – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. I didn't know it was a false alarm. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  3. It seems to me they have made a false move. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. Lincoln: It is false – Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater
  5. He is not false he is true. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. His false step told against him. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  9. I've got out of one false position. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  10. He felt in a false position. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. I've a- seen mun, for all that you was so false – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  12. Dreamed that most wonderful, false dream! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  13. False and true . – The Inn of Dreams by Olive Custance
  14. You're in a false position; you can't escape that by sophistries. – The Furnace by Rose Macaulay
  15. Yet they were not false she knew. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  16. I came from Spain to prove it false – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  17. 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
  18. Is this true or false – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  19. Only that it is as false as the other. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. All Women- kind are false I'll in and tell her so. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
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