falsity


falsity

noun

Definition of FALSITY

1
a false idea or belief <a papal letter condemning secularism and other movements that the church considered to be falsities of the modern age>
Antonyms truth, verity
2
a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive <when questioned by his parents about his drug use, the teenager told one blatant falsity after another>
Antonyms truth
3
lack of faithfulness especially to one's husband or wife <the falsity of Guinevere usually figures prominently in medieval and modern tellings of the legend of King Arthur>
4
the act or fact of violating the trust or confidence of another <despite being offered a fortune to spill the president's secrets, the trusted aide declared that he'd sooner die than be guilty of such falsity>
5
the quality or state of being false <the falsity of Columbus's estimate of the earth's circumference was pretty much demonstrated when he made a head-on collision with the western hemisphere>
Antonyms truth, verity

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