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Definition of False


  1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.
  2. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
  3. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
  4. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.
  5. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
  6. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  7. Not in tune.
  8. Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  9. To report falsely; to falsify.
  10. To betray; to falsify.
  11. To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.
  12. To feign; to pretend to make.

False Quotations

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. - George Bernard Shaw
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.
James A. Forbes

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Richard Burton

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglass

All generalizations are false, including this one.
Mark Twain
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False Translations

false in Afrikaans is verkeerd, vals
false in Danish is falsk
false in Dutch is loos, bedrieglijk, dubbelhartig
false in German is unwahr
false in Italian is fasullo, imitato
false in Latin is reproba, falsus
false in Norwegian is falsk, uekte
false in Portuguese is falso
false in Spanish is impropio, falso
false in Swedish is falsk, osann
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