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Synonyms for falsehood
ˈfɔls hʊd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsehood, falsity, untruth(noun)

    a false statement

    falsity, untruth, falsification, falseness

    true statement, truth

  2. falsification, falsehood(noun)

    the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting

    refutation, untruth, disproof, falsification, refutal, misrepresentation, falsity, falsifying

    true statement, truth


  1. falsehood(noun)

    The property of being false.

    falseness, lie, mendacity, falsity

  2. falsehood(noun)

    A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie

    Don't tell falsehoods.

    falseness, falsity, mendacity, lie

    verity, truth

  3. falsehood(noun)

    Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.

    mendacity, falseness, falsity, lie

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. falsehood

    Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.

    craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, lie, lying, prevarication, trickery, untruth

    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. falsehood

    untruth, error, fallacy, sophistry, deception, forgery, lie, cheat

    truth, correctness, verity, fact, authenticity, genuineness, honesty, honor, reality

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. falsehood(n.)

    falsity, want of truth, inconformity to fact or truth

  2. falsehood(n.)

    untruth, lie, fib, fabrication, fiction, false assertion

  3. falsehood(n.)

    imposture, counterfeit, cheat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. falsehood(n)

    inveracity, untruthfulness, lie, fiction, untruth, mendacity, fabrication, canard

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    untruth, falseness, lie, fallacy, dishonesty, forgery, misrepresentation

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How to use falsehood in a sentence?

  1. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.

  2. Desiderius Erasmus:

    Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

  3. Tyron Edwards:

    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only. Yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it's benefits, than is done by it's abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

  5. Hosea Ballou:

    Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

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