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Synonyms for false
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Wiktionary

  1. falseadjective

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  2. falseadjective

    Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.

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    Antonyms:
    true, real

  3. falseadjective

    Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation

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  4. falseadjective

    Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).

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  5. falseadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falseadjective

    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, mistakenadjective

    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. falseadjective

    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. falseadjective

    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, falseadjective

    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, simulatedadjective

    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. falseadjective

    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, souradjective

    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, shamadjective

    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, untrueadverb

    (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, falseadverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. falseadjective

    Synonyms:
    untrue, not true

  2. falseadjective

    Synonyms:
    dishonest, perfidious, treacherous, unveracious, mendacious, faithless, truthless, untruthful, disingenuous, dishonorable, double-tongued, double-faced, false-hearted

  3. falseadjective

    Synonyms:
    counterfeit, spurious, forged, not genuine, feigned, hypocritical, clap-trap

  4. falseadjective

    Synonyms:
    incorrect, improper, erroneous

  5. falseadjective

    Synonyms:
    fallacious, deceptive, deceiving, deceitful, delusive, misleading, disappointing

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#83872dishonorable
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#149757treacherously
#174612mendacious
#186740saturnine
#195687glowering
#203636delusive
#210635chimerical
#223678sophistical

How to use false in a sentence?

  1. America Eric Ferrero:

    Extremists who oppose Planned Parenthood's mission and services are making outrageous and completely false claims. They are engaged in a fraud, and other claims they've made have been discredited and disproven.

  2. Melinda Pierce:

    This false conspiracy theory, invented by the same deceitful front groups paid to do polluters' and big tobacco’s dirty work, has been repeatedly debunked over its nearly 10-year existence, the Sierra Club has no connections to Russia or China, and proudly fights for clean energy and climate action because this is what our planet requires, our families deserve, and what the overwhelming majority of Americans across the country demand.

  3. Matt Cartwright:

    Plausible deniability only works when it's plausible and I'm not buying that you didn't know about any of this until October 2015, you were not in a medically induced coma for a year and I've had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies.

  4. Roger Stone:

    There is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the President, nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on Roger Stone.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    So let's send a message to Facebook that those who are in Facebook's communities would really like Facebook to pay attention to false and doctored videos before we are flooded with them over the next months.


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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