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falsity

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1 a false idea or belief
  • a papal letter condemning secularism and other movements that the church considered to be falsities of the modern age

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2 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
  • when questioned by his parents about his drug use, the teenager told one blatant falsity after another

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3 lack of faithfulness especially to one's husband or wife
  • the falsity of Guinevere usually figures prominently in medieval and modern tellings of the legend of King Arthur

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4 the act or fact of violating the trust or confidence of another
  • despite being offered a fortune to spill the president's secrets, the trusted aide declared that he'd sooner die than be guilty of such falsity

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5 the quality or state of being false
  • the falsity of Columbus's estimate of the earth's circumference was pretty much demonstrated when he made a head-on collision with the western hemisphere

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

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“Falsity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/falsity. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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