More definitions of "false":
- (adj): Inappropriate to reality or facts.
Example: "False hopes"
- (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"
- (adv): In a disloyal and faithless manner.
Example: "His wife played him false"
Synonyms: faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably
- (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"
- (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 (15641616)
“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 (19091943)