What is false?

  • (adj): Inappropriate to reality or facts.
    Example: "False hopes"
    Synonyms: delusive
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "false":

  • (adj): Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
    Example: "False teeth"
    Synonyms: fake, faux, imitation, simulated
  • (adj): Designed to deceive.
    Example: "A suitcase with a false bottom"
  • (adj): (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.
    Example: "A false friend"
    Synonyms: untrue
  • (adj): Deliberately deceptive.
    Example: "False pretenses"
    Synonyms: hollow
  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A false assumption"
    Synonyms: mistaken
  • (adj): Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.
    Example: "Gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  • (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 have been born many times, a false Messiah,
    but let me be born again
    into something true.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?
    Jessamyn West (1902–1984)

    Hospitality still survives among foreigners, although it is buried under false pride among the poorest Americans.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)