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Definition of Falsehood

Falsehood

  1. Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.
  2. A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.
  3. Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.
  4. A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.

Falsehood Quotations

Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.
Alveda King

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
Tacitus

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood.
John Edward Redmond
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Falsehood Translations

falsehood in German is Unwahrheit
falsehood in Latin is subjectio
falsehood in Spanish is falsedad
falsehood in Swedish is osanning
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