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Synonyms for falsehood
ˈfɔls hʊdfalse·hood

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. falsehoodnoun

    The property of being false.

    Synonyms:
    falseness, lie, mendacity, falsity

  2. falsehoodnoun

    A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie

    Don't tell falsehoods.

    Synonyms:
    falseness, lie, mendacity, falsity

    Antonyms:
    truth, verity

  3. falsehoodnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    mendacity, falseness, falsity, lie

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. falsehood

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. falsehood, falsity, untruthnoun

    a false statement

    Synonyms:
    falsity, untruth, falsification, falseness

    Antonyms:
    true statement, truth

  2. falsification, falsehoodnoun

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

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

    Antonyms:
    true statement, truth

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. falsehoodnoun

    Synonyms:
    falsity, want of truth, inconformity to fact or truth

  2. falsehoodnoun

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

  3. falsehoodnoun

    Synonyms:
    imposture, counterfeit, cheat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. falsehoodnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "falsehood":

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

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How to use falsehood in a sentence?

  1. The Hope clinic administrator:

    I think that's a total falsehood.

  2. 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.

  3. Hosea Ballou:

    Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

  4. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    I understood that my recounting in my book A Time for Truth the threats he made in the 2009 Texas Attorney General race—and the disparaging remarks he made about President George H.W. Bush—would cause him some discomfort, but I never imagined that his response would be a straight-out falsehood. It's disappointing; this is why people are so cynical about politics, because too many people are willing to lie.


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