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Definition 1: not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave false testimony under oath
  • false tales of bravery

(false is similar to ...) intentionally untrue

"a mendacious statement"

(false is similar to ...) plausible but false

"a specious claim" "spurious inferences"

(false is similar to ...) concocted with intent to deceive

"trumped-up charges"

(false is similar to ...) not according with the facts

"unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"

(means also ...) not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

"an incorrect calculation" "the report in the paper is wrong" "your information is wrong" "the clock showed the wrong time" "found themselves on the wrong road" "based on the wrong assumptions"

(means also ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

(means also ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

(means also ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

(... are attributes of false) conformity to reality or actuality

"they debated the truth of the proposition" "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat" "he was famous for the truth of his portraits" "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"

Definition 2: in a disloyal and faithless manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he behaved treacherously
  • his wife played him false

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur
  • faux pearls
  • false teeth
  • decorated with imitation palm leaves
  • a purse of simulated alligator hide

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

(false is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

Definition 4: adopted in order to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an assumed name
  • an assumed cheerfulness
  • a fictitious address
  • fictive sympathy
  • a pretended interest
  • a put-on childish voice
  • sham modesty

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

(false is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

Definition 5: designed to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a suitcase with a false bottom

(false is similar to ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

Definition 6: (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a false friend
  • when lovers prove untrue

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

(false is similar to ...) likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable

"inconstant affections" "an inconstant lover" "swear not by...the inconstant moon"

Definition 7: arising from error - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a false assumption
  • a mistaken view of the situation

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

(false is similar to ...) not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

"an incorrect calculation" "the report in the paper is wrong" "your information is wrong" "the clock showed the wrong time" "found themselves on the wrong road" "based on the wrong assumptions"

Definition 8: inaccurate in pitch - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a false (or sour) note
  • her singing was off key

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

(false is similar to ...) not in harmony

Definition 9: deliberately deceptive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • false pretenses

(false is similar to ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

Definition 10: erroneous and usually accidental - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a false start
  • a false alarm

(false is similar to ...) having no cogency or legal force

"invalid reasoning" "an invalid driver's license"

Definition 11: inappropriate to reality or facts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where false or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • delusive faith in a wonder drug
  • delusive expectations
  • false hopes

Synonyms for false in the sense of this definition

(false is similar to ...) not realistic

"unrealistic expectations" "prices at unrealistic high levels"

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