Definitions for false

Definitions for (adj) false

Main entry: false, untrue

Definition: (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful

Usage: a false friend; when lovers prove untrue

Main entry: false, mistaken

Definition: arising from error

Usage: a false assumption; a mistaken view of the situation

Main entry: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, sham, put on, pretended

Definition: adopted in order to deceive

Usage: an assumed name; an assumed cheerfulness; a fictitious address; fictive sympathy; a pretended interest; a put-on childish voice; sham modesty

Main entry: off-key, false, sour

Definition: inaccurate in pitch

Usage: a false (or sour) note; her singing was off key

Main entry: false

Definition: designed to deceive

Usage: a suitcase with a false bottom

Main entry: fake, false, faux, simulated, imitation

Definition: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

Usage: it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur; faux pearls; false teeth; decorated with imitation palm leaves; a purse of simulated alligator hide

Main entry: delusive, false

Definition: inappropriate to reality or facts

Usage: delusive faith in a wonder drug; delusive expectations; false hopes

Main entry: false

Definition: deliberately deceptive

Usage: false pretenses

Main entry: false

Definition: not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

Usage: gave false testimony under oath; false tales of bravery

Main entry: false

Definition: erroneous and usually accidental

Usage: a false start; a false alarm

Definitions for (adv) false

Main entry: faithlessly, false, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably

Definition: in a disloyal and faithless manner

Usage: he behaved treacherously; his wife played him false

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