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falsehood

false·hood

falsehood

 
pronunciation:
fawls hUd
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lie or untruth.
synonyms:
falsity, lie, untruth
antonyms:
truth
similar words:
canard, fable, falsification, fib, fiction, inveracity, mendacity, tale
definition 2: absence of truth.
There was only falsehood in his statements.
antonyms:
truth
definition 3: something that is false or inaccurate, such as a false idea or notion.
It is a falsehood that all birds can fly.
synonyms:
falsity
antonyms:
truth
similar words:
canard, fiction, myth
definition 4: the act of behaving or speaking falsely.
synonyms:
lying, prevarication
antonyms:
honesty, truthfulness
similar words:
deceit, deception, duplicity, falsity, insincerity, inveracity, lie, mendacity, untruth
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