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pronunciation:
fawls
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
play someone false
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: falser, falsest
definition 1: untrue or incorrect.
"The earth is flat" is a false statement.
synonyms:
incorrect, mendacious, untrue, untruthful, wrong
antonyms:
correct, true
similar words:
apocryphal, erroneous, inaccurate, mistaken
definition 2: deliberately untrue or deceptive.
He made a false statement to the police.
synonyms:
mendacious, untrue, untruthful
antonyms:
truthful
similar words:
deceitful, deceptive, dishonest
definition 3: disloyal or treacherous.
a false patriot
synonyms:
disloyal, false-hearted, treacherous
antonyms:
true
similar words:
deceitful, double-dealing, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, unfaithful, untrue
definition 4: not genuine; fake or artificial.
false pearls
synonyms:
artificial, fake
antonyms:
natural, real, sincere, unaffected
similar words:
apocryphal, counterfeit, imitation, mock, phony, sham, shoddy, synthetic
definition 5: based on mistaken ideas or perceptions.
a false impression of her abilities
synonyms:
erroneous, mistaken
antonyms:
correct, true
similar words:
fallacious, inaccurate, unsound
definition 6: used temporarily as a substitute, supplement, or representation in construction.
false storefronts in a film set
similar words:
imitation
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part of speech: adverb
definition: dishonestly or disloyally.
synonyms:
dishonestly, disloyally
phrase: play someone false
derivations: falsely (adv.), falseness (n.)