What is false?

  • (adj): (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.
    Example: "A false friend"
    Synonyms: untrue
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "false":

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

Famous quotes containing the word false:

    Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.
    Robert Bresson (b. 1907)

    A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)