What is false?

  • (adj): Designed to deceive.
    Example: "A suitcase with a false bottom"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "false":

  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A false assumption"
    Synonyms: mistaken
  • (adj): Inappropriate to reality or facts.
    Example: "False hopes"
    Synonyms: delusive
  • (adj): Deliberately deceptive.
    Example: "False pretenses"
    Synonyms: hollow
  • (adj): Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.
    Example: "Gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  • (adj): Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
    Example: "False teeth"
    Synonyms: fake, faux, imitation, simulated
  • (adj): (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.
    Example: "A false friend"
    Synonyms: untrue
  • (adj): Inaccurate in pitch.
    Example: "A false (or sour) note"
    Synonyms: off-key, sour
  • (adj): Erroneous and usually accidental.
    Example: "A false start"; "a false alarm"

Famous quotes containing the word false:

    I started in to cry and call his name,

    Asking forgiveness of his tongueless head.
    . . . I dreamt the past was never past redeeming:
    But whether this was false or honest dreaming
    I beg death’s pardon now. And mourn the dead.
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby, it’s false and useless.
    Crystal Eastman (1881–1928)

    Every white man in this country has been raised with a false sense of power.
    Roxanne Dunbar (1938)