falsehood


false·hood

noun \ˈfls-ˌhd\

: an untrue statement

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

Full Definition of FALSEHOOD

1
:  an untrue statement :  lie
2
:  absence of truth or accuracy
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>

First Known Use of FALSEHOOD

13th century

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