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falsehood

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noun false·hood \ˈfȯls-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of falsehood

  • : an untrue statement

  • : the quality of not being true or accurate : false quality

Full Definition of falsehood

  1. 1 :  an untrue statement :  lie

  2. 2 :  absence of truth or accuracy

  3. 3 :  the practice of lying :  mendacity

Examples of falsehood

  1. the line between truth and falsehood

  2. <the possibility of a perpetual motion machine is one falsehood that has been disproved by modern physics>



13th Century

First Known Use of falsehood

13th century


FALSEHOOD Defined for Kids

falsehood

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noun false·hood \ˈfȯls-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of falsehood

  1. 1 :  3lie

  2. 2 :  the habit of lying <His falsehood ruined our friendship.>





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