false sense of security

Definition of false sense of security

:a feeling of being safer than one really is
  • The gun gave him a false sense of security.

Word by Word Definitions

false play
  1. : not genuine

  2. : intentionally untrue

  3. : adjusted or made so as to deceive

  1. : in a false or faithless manner : treacherously

sense play
  1. : a meaning conveyed or intended : import, signification

  2. : the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

  3. : a specialized function or mechanism (such as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli

  1. : to perceive by the senses (see 1sense 2)

  2. : to be or become conscious of

  3. : grasp, comprehend

security play
  1. : the quality or state of being secure: such as

  2. : freedom from danger : safety

  3. : freedom from fear or anxiety


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