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English adjective: false

1. false not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality


SamplesGave false testimony under oath.
False tales of bravery.


Similarmendacious, specious, spurious, trumped-up, untrue


See alsocounterfeit, dishonest, dishonorable, imitative, incorrect, insincere, wrong


Attributethe true, trueness, truth, verity


Antonymstrue

2. false arising from error


SamplesA false assumption.
A mistaken view of the situation.


Synonymsmistaken


Similarincorrect, wrong


Antonymscorrect, right

3. false erroneous and usually accidental


SamplesA false start.
A false alarm.


Similarinvalid


Antonymsvalid

4. false deliberately deceptive


SamplesFalse pretenses.


Similarinsincere


Antonymssincere

5. false inappropriate to reality or facts


SamplesDelusive faith in a wonder drug.
Delusive expectations.
False hopes.


Synonymsdelusive


Similarunrealistic


Antonymsrealistic

6. false not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article


SamplesIt isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur.
Faux pearls.
False teeth.
Decorated with imitation palm leaves.
A purse of simulated alligator hide.


Synonymsfake, faux, imitation, simulated


Similarartificial, unreal


Antonymsnatural

7. false designed to deceive


SamplesA suitcase with a false bottom.


Similardishonest, dishonorable


Antonymshonest, honorable

8. false inaccurate in pitch


SamplesA false (or sour) note.
Her singing was off key.


Synonymsoff-key, sour


Similarinharmonious, unharmonious


Antonymsharmonious

9. false adopted in order to deceive


SamplesAn assumed name.
An assumed cheerfulness.
A fictitious address.
Fictive sympathy.
A pretended interest.
A put-on childish voice.
Sham modesty.


Synonymsassumed, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham


Similarcounterfeit, imitative


Antonymsecht, genuine

10. false (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful


SamplesA false friend.
When lovers prove untrue.


Synonymsuntrue


Similarinconstant


Antonymsconstant


English adverb: false

1. false in a disloyal and faithless manner


SamplesHe behaved treacherously.
His wife played him false.


Synonymsfaithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably









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