falsity

noun fal·si·ty \ ˈfȯl-sə-tē \

Definition of falsity

plural falsities
1 : something false : lie
2 : the quality or state of being false

Examples of falsity in a Sentence

  1. a papal letter condemning secularism and other movements that the church considered to be falsities of the modern age

  2. when questioned by his parents about his drug use, the teenager told one blatant falsity after another

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First Known Use of falsity

13th century


FALSITY Defined for English Language Learners

falsity

noun

Definition of falsity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of not being true or accurate : the quality of being false

  • : an untrue statement


FALSITY Defined for Kids

falsity

noun fal·si·ty \ ˈfȯl-sə-tē \

Definition of falsity for Students

plural falsities
1 : 3lie
2 : the quality or state of being not true or genuine
  • The jury will determine the truth or falsity of the statement.

Law Dictionary

falsity

noun fal·si·ty \ ˈfȯl-sə-tē \

legal Definition of falsity

plural falsities
1 : something false
2 : the quality or state of being false
  • did not establish the falsity of the statement


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