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Definition of false:

  1. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
  2. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  3. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
  4. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.
  5. Not in tune.
  6. Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  7. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
  8. To betray; to falsify.
  9. To feign; to pretend to make.
  10. To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.
  11. To report falsely; to falsify.
  12. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.

Synonyms:

dishonest, inexact, mimic, treasonably, imprecise, disguised, delusory, unfaithful, foolish, sullen, queer, seemingly, unreasonable, pretended, alloyed, sugary, villainous, rancid, alleged, unsound, inauthentic, fancied, dishonorable, beguiling, disingenuous, senseless, double-dealing, preposterous, sham, anecdotal, fictitious, treacherously, questionable, counterfeit, specious, simulated, hollow, unharmonious, off-key, factitious, unreal, unrealistic, pretend, apocryphal, meretricious, roughly, copied, unfounded, unscrupulous, morose, disloyal, strained, manufactured, rascally, approximate, underhanded, chimerical, incorrect, mean, dour, put on, trust, inconclusive, ill-judged, venal, two-faced, treacherous, out of true, genuine, ludicrous, lifeless, faux, wrong, untruthful, adulterated, authentic, made-up, untrustworthy, defrauding, dark, mechanical, malevolent, invalid, continue, bastard, imaginary, lying, hypocritical, fictive, fabricated, canting, fishy, allegedly, faithlessly, so-called, doubtful, true, wild, shoddy, turned, counterfactual, inconstant, imitation, fake, ill-advised, mistaken, correct, hypothetical, deceive, stupid, snide, absurd, plastic, speculative, off, glowering, phoney, ridiculous, deceiving, anomalous, forsworn, nonsensical, trumped-up, faithless, contrived, inharmonious, unauthentic, malicious, colored, perfidious, assumed, feigned, spurious, treasonable, unsubstantiated, infatuated, seditious, traitorous, dummy, pseudo, broadly, bum, man-made, artificial, monstrous, false-hearted, accurate, supposed, suppositious, misguided, paradoxical, untrue, saturnine, gyp, insincere, real, irrational, apparently, delusory, delusive, moody, traitorously, substitute, betray, sophistic, approximately, make-believe, glum, knavish, fanciful, roguish, fickle, faithful, sour, imitative, corrupt, mendacious, illusive, base, ill-considered, supposititious, misleading, trick, recreant.

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