false[ fawls ]SEE DEFINITION OF false
Synonyms for false
- contrary to fact
- off the mark
- trumped up
Antonyms for false
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FALSE
It was not that she could not say "I have done no wickedness;" let us place this heroine in no false light.
She could feel its false precision, its intention, its repulse of her.
The happy man is he who knows his limitations, yet bows to no false gods.
Had her father forced her into the false position in which she found herself?
But Mammon was never the name of an idol or other form of false deity.
The false cannot inherit the true nor the unclean the lovely.
Who is there, save a false traitor, who would refuse to serve the English king?
Since Mary hath played me false, I can scarce fight for her.
It is impossible to doubt that "false Cressid" was meant for Mary Fitton.
Angelo, the would-be Puritan ruler, was a "false seemer," Malvolio was a "chough."
late 12c., from Old French fals, faus (12c., Modern French faux) "false, fake, incorrect, mistaken, treacherous, deceitful," from Latin falsus "deceived, erroneous, mistaken," past participle of fallere "deceive, disappoint," of uncertain origin (see fail).
Adopted into other Germanic languages (cf. German falsch, Dutch valsch, Danish falsk), though English is the only one in which the active sense of "deceitful" (a secondary sense in Latin) has predominated. False alarm recorded from 1570s. Related: Falsely; falseness.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FALSE
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