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falsity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of falsity

  1. 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> Synonyms delusion, error, falsehood, fallacy, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, old wives' tale, untruthRelated Words factoid; superstition; fiction, pretense (or pretence); distortion, inaccuracy, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misperception, misunderstanding; misinformation, misknowledge, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; sophism, sophistry; fib, half-truth, lie, story, taleAntonyms truth, verity

  2. 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> Synonyms fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, lie, fib, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopperRelated Words distortion, exaggeration, half-truth; ambiguity, equivocation, obliquity; defamation, libel, slander; perjury; bluff, fiction, pose, pretense (or pretence); humbug, jive, nonsense; canard, fallacy, misconception, myth; falsification, misinformation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, duplicity, fraudulenceNear Antonyms fact, truism, verity; honesty, truthfulness, veracity; authentication, confirmation, substantiation, validation, verificationAntonyms truth

  3. 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> Synonyms disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, infidelity, inconstancy, perfidiousness, perfidy, unfaithfulnessRelated Words adultery; betrayal, double-cross, double-dealing, duplicity, sellout, treachery, treason; deceit, deception, lyingNear Antonyms staunchness, steadfastness; dependability, reliability; honesty, trustworthinessAntonyms allegiance, constancy, devotedness, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty

  4. 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> Synonyms backstabbing, business, disloyalty, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, betrayal, infidelity, perfidy, sellout, treachery, treason, two-timing, unfaithfulnessRelated Words abandonment, desertion; deceit, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, guile, two-facedness; fraud, informing, lying, snitching, talebearing, trickeryNear Antonyms dependability, reliability, trustworthiness; defense, protection, safeguard, shieldAntonyms allegiance, devotion, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, staunchness, steadfastness

  5. 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> Synonyms erroneousness, fallaciousness, falsehood, falseness, fallacy, untruthRelated Words speciousness, spuriousness; deception, deceptiveness, delusion; inaccuracy, incorrectness; dishonesty, mendaciousness, mendacity, untruthfulnessNear Antonyms accuracy, actuality, correctness, factuality, factualness, genuineness; credibility, honesty, trustworthiness, truthfulness, veracityAntonyms truth, verity




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