false

166 ENTRIES FOUND:

1false

adjective \ˈfls\

: not real or genuine

: not true or accurate; especially : deliberately untrue : done or said to fool or deceive someone

: based on mistaken ideas

fals·erfals·est

Full Definition of FALSE

1
:  not genuine <false documents> <false teeth>
2
a :  intentionally untrue <false testimony>
b :  adjusted or made so as to deceive <false scales> <a trunk with a false bottom>
c :  intended or tending to mislead <a false promise>
3
:  not true <false concepts>
4
a :  not faithful or loyal :  treacherous <a false friend>
b :  lacking naturalness or sincerity <false sympathy>
5
a :  not essential or permanent —used of parts of a structure that are temporary or supplemental
b :  fitting over a main part to strengthen it, to protect it, or to disguise its appearance <a false ceiling>
6
:  inaccurate in pitch <a false note>
7
a :  based on mistaken ideas <false pride>
b :  inconsistent with the facts <a false position> <a false sense of security>
8
:  threateningly sudden or deceptive <don't make any false moves>
false·ly adverb
false·ness noun

Examples of FALSE

  1. Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.
  2. He registered at the hotel under a false name.

Origin of FALSE

Middle English fals, faus, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin falsus, from past participle of fallere to deceive
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with FALSE

2false

adverb

Definition of FALSE

:  in a false or faithless manner :  treacherously <his friends played him false>

First Known Use of FALSE

13th century

false

adjective \ˈfls\   (Medical Dictionary)
fals·erfals·est

Medical Definition of FALSE

1
: not corresponding to truth or reality <a test for HIV which gave false results>
2
: artificially made <false teeth>
3
: of a kind related to or resembling another kind that is usually designated by the unqualified vernacular <false oats>
false·ly adverb
false·ness noun

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