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Synonyms for falsehood
ˈfɔls hʊdfalse·hood

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  1. falsehoodnoun

    The property of being false.

    falseness, lie, mendacity, falsity

  2. falsehoodnoun

    A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie

    Don't tell falsehoods.

    falseness, lie, mendacity, falsity

    truth, verity

  3. falsehoodnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsehood, falsity, untruthnoun

    a false statement

    falsity, untruth, falsification, falseness

    true statement, truth

  2. falsification, falsehoodnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. falsehoodnoun

    falsity, want of truth, inconformity to fact or truth

  2. falsehoodnoun

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

  3. falsehoodnoun

    imposture, counterfeit, cheat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. falsehoodnoun

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

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  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. John F. Kennedy:

    We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

  2. Desiderius Erasmus:

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

  3. The Hope clinic administrator:

    I think that's a total falsehood.

  4. Arnold Bennett:

    Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.

  5. Richter:

    The more weakness the more falsehood; strength goes straight: every cannon ball that has in it hollows and holes goes crooked.

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