What is false?

  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A false assumption"
    Synonyms: mistaken
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "false":

  • (adj): Designed to deceive.
    Example: "A suitcase with a false bottom"
  • (adj): Inappropriate to reality or facts.
    Example: "False hopes"
    Synonyms: delusive
  • (adj): (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful.
    Example: "A false friend"
    Synonyms: untrue
  • (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): Erroneous and usually accidental.
    Example: "A false start"; "a false alarm"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word false:

    Of what violences, murders, depredations, have not the epic poets, from all antiquity, been the occasion, by propagating false honor, false glory, and false religion?
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    Much ado there was, God wot,
    He would love and she would not.
    She said, never man was true;
    He said, none was false to you.
    Nicholas Breton (1542–1626)

    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)