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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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Antonyms for false

dyed-in-the-wool, fast, free-spoken, good, unconscious, rigorous, dutiful, literal, avid, hard, passionate, resolute, errorless, revelatory, simple, reasonable, incorruptible, clarifying, honorable, realistic, sagacious, equitable, outspoken, authorized, revealing, ardent, flawless, nationalistic, well-founded, factual, reasoned, determined, trustable, informed, original, ingenuous, frank, spot-on, fervent, bang on, strict, explanatory, indubitable, consistent, candid, steadfast, extemporaneous, unadulterated, pukka, openhearted, straightforward, on-target, undeniable, levelheaded, perfect, valid, accurate, current, illuminating, easy, devoted, plain, indisputable, dedicated, correct, logical, impulsive, authentic, insistent, received, actual, foursquare, truthful, enthusiastic, tenacious, calculable, faultless, unforced, unstudied, certifiable, innocent, unquestionable, echt, patient, elucidative, certified, premium, steady, honest, persevering, delicate, unfaltering, commonsense, stanch, sure, proper, commonsensical, valuable, sensible, tried and true, dependable, guileless, nationalist, heartfelt, uncontrived, trusty, so, sworn, genuine, quality, apodeictic, refined, unaffected, right, accepted, spontaneous, down-the-line, trustworthy, bona fide, unpretentious, accredited, unprompted, wise, faithful, letter-perfect, unrehearsed, plainspoken, demonstrable, impassioned, firm, commonsensible, intent, pertinacious, devout, responsible, impromptu, close, hairline, incontrovertible, mathematical, sure-enough, upright, inveterate, solid, aboveboard, precise, incontestable, real, loyal, unwavering, effortless, unhesitating, sound, true-blue, established, rational, sober, justified, substantial, patriotic, direct, proven, harmonious, dead-on, veritable, legitimate, sincere, naive, pure, persistent, dogged, fine, tried, unpretending, straight, open, veracious, secure, exact, fervid, apodictic, demonstrated, constant, confirmed, instinctive, tested, smooth, forthright, safe, natural, reliable, artless, staunch, impeccable, infallible, true, unfeigned, dinkum, just, certain.

Quotes of false

  1. It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false – Pierre Bayle
  2. It's all false pressure; you put the heat on yourself, you get it from the networks and record companies and movie studios. You put more pressure on yourself to make everything that much harder. – John Belushi
  3. False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. – Christian Nestell Bovee
  4. Eclecticism- every truth is so true that any truth must be false – F. H. Bradley
  5. I must've got whacked on the head. He presented a totally false person for me to fall in love with. – Christie Brinkley
  6. Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? – Frank Moore Colby
  7. Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times- allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998- I emphatically denounce such comments as false – Paul Crouch
  8. In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false – Edgar Degas
  9. If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  10. It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this. – Alexander Herzen
  11. Malice scorned, puts out itself; but argued, give a kind of credit to a false accusation. – Philip Massinger
  12. The first time I was in his office was when they called me in to tell me they had changed my name. I had a feeling that if I'd gone along with the name they'd chosen, I'd never be seen again. I'd be swallowed up by that name, because it was a false name: Kit Marlowe. – Kim Novak
  13. In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East. – Paul Robeson
  14. We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled. The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached. – Cindy Sheehan
  15. A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens. – John Updike

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

Rhymes for false

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