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1. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.

Synonyms

  • truth
  • the true
  • specious
  • trumped-up
  • imitative
  • untrue
  • counterfeit
  • dishonest
  • dishonorable
  • trueness
  • incorrect
  • spurious
  • mendacious
  • insincere
  • verity

Antonyms

  • honest
  • sincere
  • true
  • genuine
  • correct
  • falsity

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with False

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How do you pronounce false?

Pronounce false as fɔls.

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Example sentences of the word false


1. Adjective
A false wall is an effective way to screen off an area from view.

Quotes containing the word false


1. Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
- Thomas Shadwell

2. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

3. Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

2. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] arising from error.

Synonyms

  • mistaken
  • wrong

Antonyms

  • right
  • ethical
  • good

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] deliberately deceptive.

Antonyms

  • nonimitative

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur".

Synonyms

  • simulated
  • faux
  • artificial
  • fake
  • imitation

Antonyms

  • correctly
  • outside
  • inaccurate
  • inexactness

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] inaccurate in pitch.

Synonyms

  • off-key
  • sour
  • unharmonious

Antonyms

  • incorrectness
  • functioning
  • opportune
  • rightfulness

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] inappropriate to reality or facts.

Synonyms

  • unrealistic

Antonyms

  • inaccuracy
  • falsehood

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] designed to deceive.

Synonyms

  • dishonest

Antonyms

  • justice
  • appropriate

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.

Synonyms

  • inconstant

Antonyms

  • moral
  • proper

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] adopted in order to deceive.

Synonyms

  • fictitious
  • put on
  • pretended
  • imitative
  • fictive
  • assumed
  • counterfeit

Antonyms

  • just
  • wrongness
  • virtuous
  • accurate

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] erroneous and usually accidental.

Antonyms

  • nonechoic

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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