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  Definition of false
  1. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"
  2. arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"
  3. 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"
  4. inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
  5. designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"
  6. 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"
  7. inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"
  8. deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses"
  9. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  10. erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false alarm"
  11. in a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"
Similar Words: untrue, mistaken, assumed, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham, off-key, sour, fake, faux, imitation, simulated, delusive, hollow, faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably

 

See Also: dishonest, dishonorable, counterfeit, imitative, incorrect, wrong, insincere

 

Pertainyms: traitorous, treasonable, treasonous, punic, perfidious, treacherous, faithless, unfaithful

 

Attributes: truth, the true, verity

 

Language Translations:
Danish: falsk and kunstig   Dutch: onwaar and vals  
Finnish: teko- and valheellinen   French: faux  
German: falsch   Greek: ψευδής  
Indonesian: buat and salah   Italian: falso and posticcio  
Polish: fałszywy and sztuczny   Portuguese: falso  
Romanian: fals   Spanish: falso and postiza  
Swedish: falsk and konstgjord   Turkish: yanlış and yapay  
Welsh: anwir  
 
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