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    false - Dictionary definition and meaning for word false

    Definition
    (adj) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    Example Sentence
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
    Definition
    (adj) arising from error
    Synonyms : mistaken
    Example Sentence
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation
    Definition
    (adj) erroneous and usually accidental
    Example Sentence
    • a false start
    • a false alarm
    Definition
    (adj) deliberately deceptive
    Example Sentence
    • false pretenses
    Definition
    (adj) inappropriate to reality or facts
    Synonyms : delusive
    Example Sentence
    • delusive faith in a wonder drug
    • delusive expectations
    • false hopes
    Definition
    (adj) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
    Synonyms : fake , faux , imitation , simulated
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) designed to deceive
    Example Sentence
    • a suitcase with a false bottom
    Definition
    (adj) inaccurate in pitch
    Synonyms : off-key , sour
    Example Sentence
    • a false (or sour) note
    • her singing was off key
    Definition
    (adj) adopted in order to deceive
    Example Sentence
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
    Definition
    (adj) (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful
    Synonyms : untrue
    Example Sentence
    • a false friend
    • when lovers prove untrue
    Definition
    (adv) in a disloyal and faithless manner
    Example Sentence
    • he behaved treacherously
    • his wife played him false
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