HyperDic: false

English > 11 senses of the word false:
ADJECTIVEallfalsenot in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
allfalse, mistakenarising from error / error
allfalseerroneous and usually accidental
allfalsedeliberately deceptive
allfalse, delusiveinappropriate to reality or facts
allfalse, fake, faux, imitation, simulatednot genuine or real
allfalsedesigned to deceive / deceive
allfalse, off-key, sourinaccurate in pitch
allfalse, assumed, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamadopted in order to deceive / deceive
allfalse, untrue(used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection
ADVERBallfalse, faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonablyin a disloyal and faithless manner
false > pronunciation
Soundsfao'ls
Rhymeswaltz
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.
Examples
  • "gave false testimony under oath"
  • "false tales of bravery"
Attribute oftruth, the true, verity, truenessconformity to reality or actuality
Narrowermendaciousintentionally untrue
specious, spuriousPlausible but false
trumped-upconcocted with intent to deceive
untruenot according with the facts
See alsocounterfeit, imitativenot genuine
dishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
incorrect, wrongnot correct
insincerelacking sincerity
Oppositetrueconsistent with fact or reality
Spanishfalso
Catalanfals
Nounsfalsenessthe state of being false / false or untrue
falsitya false statement
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningArising from error / error.
Example"a false assumption"
Synonymmistaken
Broaderincorrect, wrongnot correct
Spanishequivocado, falso
Nounsfalsity, falsenessthe state of being false / false or untrue
Adverbsfalselyin an incorrect manner
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 3
Meaningerroneous and usually accidental.
Examples
  • "a false start"
  • "a false alarm"
BroaderinvalidHaving no cogency or legal force
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaningdeliberately deceptive.
Example"false pretenses"
Broaderinsincerelacking sincerity
Spanishfalso
Nounsfalsenessunfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
falsitya false statement
Adverbsfalselyin an insincerely false / false manner
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 5
Meaninginappropriate to reality or facts.
Example "false hopes"
Synonymdelusive
Broaderunrealisticnot realistic
Spanishengañoso, falso, ilusorio
Nounsfalsity, falsenessthe state of being false / false or untrue
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
Example "false teeth"
Synonymsfake, faux, imitation, simulated
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
Spanishartificial, falsificado, falso, imitado
Catalanartificial, fals, falsejat, falsificat, imitat
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 7
Meaningdesigned to deceive / deceive.
Example"a suitcase with a false bottom"
Broaderdishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 8
Meaninginaccurate in pitch.
Example"a false (or sour) note"
Synonymsoff-key, sour
Broaderinharmonious, unharmoniousnot in harmony / harmony
Spanishdesafinado
Catalandesafinat
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 9
MeaningAdopted in order to deceive / deceive.
Synonymsassumed, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham
Broadercounterfeit, imitativenot genuine
Spanishfalso, ficticio, fingido
Catalanfals, fictici
Nounsfalsenessthe quality of not being open or truthful
English > false: 11 senses > adjective 10
Meaning(used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.
Example"a false friend"
Synonymuntrue
Broaderinconstantlikely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason
Spanishdesleal, falso
Catalanartificial, fals
Nounsfalsenessthe quality of not being open or truthful
falsitythe state of being false / false or untrue
English > false: 11 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a disloyal and faithless manner.
Example "his wife played him false"
Synonymsfaithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably
Spanishinfielmente, pérfidamente, traicioneramente, traidoramente

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