What is false?

More definitions of "false":

  • (adj): Deliberately deceptive.
    Example: "False pretenses"
    Synonyms: hollow
  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A false assumption"
    Synonyms: mistaken
  • (adj): Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article.
    Example: "False teeth"
    Synonyms: fake, faux, imitation, simulated
  • (adj): Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.
    Example: "Gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  • (adj): Inappropriate to reality or facts.
    Example: "False hopes"
    Synonyms: delusive
  • (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): 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:

    The world has already learned that woman has other virtues than meekness, patience, humility and endurance. She possesses courage above all fear, and a will that knows no obstacles; and when these are called forth by some great emergency, false modesty is trampled in the dust, and spheres are scattered to the winds.
    A. Holley, U.S. women’s magazine contributor. The Lily, p. 38 (May 1852)

    As liberty of thought is absolute, so is liberty of speech, which is “inseparable” from the liberty of thought. Liberty of speech, moreover, is essential not only for its own sake but for the sake of truth, which requires absolute liberty for the utterance of unpopular and even demonstrably false opinions.
    Gertrude Himmelfarb (b. 1922)

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