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falsehood

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1 a false idea or belief
  • the possibility of a perpetual motion machine is one falsehood that has been disproved by modern physics

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2 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
  • several falsehoods in the witness's testimony that may be grounds for perjury

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3 the quality or state of being false
  • scientists eventually demonstrated the falsehood of the claim that prehistoric fish did not evolve lungs and legs

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The first known use of falsehood was in the 13th century

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“Falsehood.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/falsehood. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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