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Definition of 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

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

O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
Abu Bakr

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
Miguel de Cervantes
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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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