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FALSE adjective

Definition of false (adjective)

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

FALSE adverb

Definition of false (adverb)

  1. in a disloyal and faithless manner
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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