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1 not being in agreement with what is true

  • early reports about the explosion contained much false information
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off base

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2 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials

  • George Washingtonʼs false teeth were not made of wood but of elephant ivory and cowʼs teeth
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3 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud

  • arrested for selling false ID cards to teenagers
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5 marked by, based on, or done by the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value

  • false advertising that claimed that the vegetables were organically grown when they werenʼt
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faithless, false, disloyal, traitorous, treacherous, perfidious mean untrue to what should command one's fidelity or allegiance. faithless applies to any failure to keep a promise or pledge or any breach of allegiance or loyalty.
    • faithless allies
false stresses the fact of failing to be true in any manner ranging from fickleness to cold treachery.
    • betrayed by false friends
disloyal implies a lack of complete faithfulness to a friend, cause, leader, or country.
    • disloyal to their country
traitorous implies either actual treason or a serious betrayal of trust.
    • traitorous acts punishable by death
treacherous implies readiness to betray trust or confidence.
    • a treacherous adviser
perfidious adds to faithless the implication of an incapacity for fidelity or reliability.
    • a perfidious double-crosser

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