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Synonyms for false
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. false(adj)

    not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

    "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, mistaken, simulated, imitation, faux, untrue, assumed, delusive, sham, put on, pretended, sour, fake, fictitious, fictive

    Antonyms:
    apodictic, honest, actual, sure, sincere, honorable, true, truthful, literal, right, echt, genuine, correct, apodeictic, natural, harmonious, realistic, valid, real, constant

  2. false, mistaken(adj)

    arising from error

    "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fake, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, put on, assumed, faux, misguided, fictitious, sham, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    apodictic, constant, honorable, echt, valid, realistic, sincere, real, natural, honest, genuine, true, correct, right, sure, apodeictic, actual, truthful, literal, harmonious

  3. false(adj)

    erroneous and usually accidental

    "a false start"; "a false alarm"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, mistaken, simulated, imitation, faux, untrue, assumed, delusive, sham, put on, pretended, sour, fake, fictitious, fictive

    Antonyms:
    true, honorable, correct, real, truthful, genuine, honest, valid, right, apodictic, harmonious, echt, sure, literal, realistic, natural, constant, sincere, actual, apodeictic

  4. false(adj)

    deliberately deceptive

    "false pretenses"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, mistaken, simulated, imitation, faux, untrue, assumed, delusive, sham, put on, pretended, sour, fake, fictitious, fictive

    Antonyms:
    sincere, truthful, apodictic, true, honorable, literal, right, harmonious, genuine, constant, real, realistic, echt, correct, apodeictic, valid, actual, natural, sure, honest

  5. delusive, false(adj)

    inappropriate to reality or facts

    "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, mistaken, simulated, imitation, faux, untrue, assumed, delusive, sham, pretended, sour, fake, put on, fictitious, fictive

    Antonyms:
    honorable, natural, genuine, truthful, right, realistic, real, harmonious, constant, sure, correct, echt, true, valid, apodeictic, actual, apodictic, honest, sincere, literal

  6. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated(adj)

    not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

    "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:
    bastard, fake, put on, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, faux, assumed, bogus, phoney, fictitious, sham, phony, off-key, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    constant, apodeictic, truthful, correct, honest, actual, right, apodictic, echt, honorable, genuine, sure, natural, harmonious, true, sincere, real, realistic, literal, valid

  7. false(adj)

    designed to deceive

    "a suitcase with a false bottom"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, mistaken, simulated, imitation, faux, untrue, assumed, delusive, sham, put on, pretended, sour, fake, fictitious, fictive

    Antonyms:
    apodeictic, valid, right, natural, echt, sincere, correct, harmonious, truthful, real, honorable, true, actual, sure, realistic, apodictic, honest, genuine, constant, literal

  8. false, off-key, sour(adj)

    inaccurate in pitch

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

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fake, saturnine, turned, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, morose, simulated, put on, dark, off, moody, assumed, rancid, dour, sullen, faux, fictitious, sham, glowering, pretended, glum, untrue

    Antonyms:
    genuine, literal, harmonious, constant, natural, right, sincere, actual, apodeictic, realistic, real, honest, apodictic, echt, valid, truthful, correct, true, sure, honorable

  9. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(adj)

    adopted in order to deceive

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

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fancied, fake, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, put on, fictional, assumed, faux, fictitious, sham, fabricated, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    valid, apodeictic, real, natural, sure, sincere, realistic, constant, truthful, actual, literal, apodictic, genuine, right, correct, harmonious, honorable, echt, honest, true

  10. false, untrue(adverb)

    (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful

    "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fake, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, put on, assumed, faux, out of true, fictitious, sham, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    realistic, apodictic, sure, genuine, correct, truthful, sincere, honorable, constant, apodeictic, echt, honest, literal, true, harmonious, actual, natural, right, valid, real

  11. faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably, false(adverb)

    in a disloyal and faithless manner

    "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

    Synonyms:
    traitorously, treasonably, faithlessly, treacherously

    Antonyms:
    honorable, constant, harmonious, natural, genuine, sure, right, correct, apodictic, literal, honest, truthful, actual, apodeictic, real, true, sincere, realistic, valid, echt

Wiktionary

  1. false(adjective)

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  2. false(adjective)

    Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.

    Synonyms:
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    Antonyms:
    true, real

  3. false(adjective)

    Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation

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  4. false(adjective)

    Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).

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  5. false(adjective)

    A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. false

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

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#186740saturnine
#195687glowering
#203636delusive
#210635chimerical
#223678sophistical

How to use false in a sentence?

  1. Joel Batzofin:

    I don’t think that it’s going to be harmful, but one has to be careful about raising false expectations.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    My question is to the World and States and Nations that, would you recognize, accept, and allow on the ground of freedom and human rights; If I set up a fake The United Nations If I organize a bogus The White House If I fabricate a fictitious 10 Downing Street If I establish a counterfeit, The Moscow Kremlin If I institute a false The European Union If I build up an illegitimate the Roman Catholic Church If I create such other phony institutions for deceiving and fooling all the genuine ones? Sure, your answer will be as it is impossible, such an answer carries authentic logic, but why then mostly entire Europe, the United States, and Canada stay silent on the matter of a fake Mirza Ghulam Ahmadi Qadiyani as Jesus and his followers who claim themselves as real Muslims and they build Mosques to falsify and deceive the real Muslims. Factually, they are neither Muslim nor Christian nor a sect of these two recognized religions; they are just a false religious gang for their evil practices and motives. The States and Nations of the world should ban that religious termite, and stop them from misuse of true Islam, and creating Mosques to fool the Muslims. The world should take action and decide regardless of the political privileges and needs for their power before the fake Jesus ride on the minds of the Christians since he is neither real Jesus of Christians nor Muslims

  3. Sebastian Coe:

    The assumption that we are not sharing this information is wholly false.

  4. Jared Kushner:

    Over the last two years that I've been here I've been accused of all different types of things and all of those things have turned out to be false.

  5. Michael Berry:

    I believe some of what the lieutenant has alleged could constitute a military crime – false statements – taking what the chaplain said and twisting or misconstruing it – in an attempt to get the chaplain punished, he abused the position he was placed in as a chaplain’s assistant.

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Translations for false

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  • زائفArabic
  • фалшив, неверен, грешен, изкуственBulgarian
  • gaouBreton
  • fals, incorrecte, artificial, postísCatalan, Valencian
  • nepravdivý, imitovaný, nepravý, falešný, umělýCzech
  • anwir, anghywir, gau, ffugWelsh
  • falsk, kunstigDanish
  • falsch, unecht, unwahrGerman
  • ψευδής, πλαστός, κίβδηλος, νόθοςGreek
  • malveraEsperanto
  • falso, postizoSpanish
  • غلطPersian
  • petollinen, epälojaali, väärä, kelvoton, valheellinen, vale-, perusteeton, teko, vale, epärehellinen, epävireinen, virheellinen, falski, väliaikainen, epätosi, keinotekoinen, keino-Finnish
  • faux, incorrect, artificielFrench
  • bréige, bréag-, falsa, bréagachIrish
  • breugach, fuadain, meallta, mealltachScottish Gaelic
  • falsoGalician
  • תותבת, שקרי, לא נכון, מזוייף, תותבHebrew
  • झूठा, खोटाHindi
  • hamis, mű-Hungarian
  • սխալ, կեղծArmenian
  • falseInterlingua
  • buatan, salahIndonesian
  • errato, bugiardo, falso, posticcio, fintoItalian
  • 虚偽, 偽のJapanese
  • ყალბიGeorgian
  • gawCornish
  • жаңылыш, арамза, ката, жасалмаKyrgyz
  • falsus, mendaxLatin
  • klaidingas, dirbtinis, netikras, neteisingasLithuanian
  • mākslīgs, nepareizs, viltots, kļūdainsLatvian
  • palsu, salahMalay
  • vals, onecht, fout, onwaar, onjuistDutch
  • falskNorwegian
  • falsOccitan
  • fałszywy, nieprawdziwy, sztucznyPolish
  • falso, artificial, erradoPortuguese
  • contrafăcut, neadevăr, fals, artificialRomanian
  • фальшивый, ложный, неправильныйRussian
  • अशुद्ध, असत्यSanskrit
  • osann, konstgjord, falsk, falsktSwedish
  • yanlış, yalan, yapay, sahteTurkish
  • کھوٹا, جھوٹھا, غلطUrdu
  • dobik, neveratikVolapük

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