Definition of Falsehood

1. Noun. A false statement.




2. Noun. The act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting.
Exact synonyms: Falsification
Generic synonyms: Dishonesty, Knavery
Specialized synonyms: Frame-up, Setup, Sophistication, Forgery
Derivative terms: Falsify

Definition of Falsehood

1. n. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.

Definition of Falsehood

1. Noun. The property of being false. ¹

2. Noun. A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie ¹

3. Noun. (archaic rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Falsehood

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Falsehood

false verdict
false vertebrae
false vocal cord
false vocal fold
false wintergreen
false witness
falsecard
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falsecarding
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falsed
falseface
falsefaces
falsehearted
falseheartedly
falsehood (current term)
falsehoods
falsely
falseness
falsenesses
falser
falsers
falses
falsest
falsetto
falsettoed
falsettos
falsework
falseworks
falshood

Literary usage of Falsehood

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"Under the Divisions head of offences by falsehood, may be comprehended, i. ... Let us observe in what particulars these four kinds of falsehood agree, ..."

2. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"The Pope condescends to falsehood. if possible, to allay the storm. He was not ashamed to stoop to falsehood—but falsehood too awk- ..."

3. Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings: Extending from 1716 by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"On falsehood: a Satire. AJ, Aug. 4.—Sir, I have had some time ago an Inclination to have sent you a Poem upon falsehood, and to give due * He alludes ..."

4. Reflections of a Russian Statesman by Konstantin Petrovich Pobi︠e︡donstsev, Konstantin Petrovich Pobedonost︠s︡ev, Robert Edward Crozier Long (1898)
"THE GREAT falsehood OF OUR TIME I THAT which is founded on falsehood cannot be right. Institutions founded on false principles cannot be other than false ..."

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