Examples of falsehood in a Sentence
the line between truth and falsehood
the possibility of a perpetual motion machine is one falsehood that has been disproved by modern physics
Recent Examples of falsehood from the Web
The case is one only a president can make, and this president has a deserved reputation for falsehood.
Every ticket is verified on a computer and photos are attached, so when TripAdvisor.com lights up with a fiery review, the butlers are able to provide evidence to dispel any falsehoods.
Outside of Trump ignoring political protocol again, the last two are petty, even superficial falsehoods.
But might reporting on his falsehoods be at least impacting some independents, the very group that tends to have lower levels of political information than partisans?
A less consequential falsehood is that technology means children do not need to learn facts or learn from a teacher—instead they can just use Google.
A less consequential falsehood is that technology means children do not need to learn facts or learn from a teacher—
Defamation is recognised almost everywhere as grounds for a civil claim, in which subjects of wanton and damaging falsehoods can demand financial compensation.
A new study reveals the mathematics underlying this phenomenon, modeling how information overload can erode an individual's ability to distinguish high-quality information from its opposite, causing falsehoods to propagate.
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First Known Use of falsehood
Synonymsdelusion, error, fallacy, falsity, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, old wives' tale, untruth
Related Wordsfactoid; 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, tale
Near Antonymsfact, truism, verity; honesty, truthfulness, veracity; authentication, confirmation, substantiation, validation, verification
FALSEHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of falsehood for English Language Learners
: an untrue statement
: the quality of not being true or accurate : false quality
FALSEHOOD Defined for Kids
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