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false

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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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2 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials
  • George Washington's false teeth were not made of wood but of elephant ivory and cow's 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 weren't

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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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The first known use of false was in the 12th century

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“False.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/false. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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