falsehood


falsehood

noun

Definition of FALSEHOOD

1
a false idea or belief <the possibility of a perpetual motion machine is one falsehood that has been disproved by modern physics>
Antonyms truth, verity
2
a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive <several falsehoods in the witness's testimony that may be grounds for perjury>
Antonyms truth
3
the quality or state of being false <scientists eventually demonstrated the falsehood of the claim that prehistoric fish did not evolve lungs and legs>
Antonyms truth, verity

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