Synonyms for false

Synonyms for (adjective) false

Synonyms: false, untrue

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

Usage: a false friend; when lovers prove untrue

Similar words: inconstant

Definition: likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable

Usage: inconstant affections; an inconstant lover; swear not by...the inconstant moon- Shakespeare


Synonyms: false, mistaken

Definition: arising from error

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

Similar words: wrong, incorrect

Definition: not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

Usage: an incorrect calculation; the report in the paper is wrong; your information is wrong; the clock showed the wrong time; found themselves on the wrong road; based on the wrong assumptions


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

Usage: counterfeit emotion; counterfeit money; counterfeit works of art; a counterfeit prince


Synonyms: off-key, false, sour

Definition: inaccurate in pitch

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

Similar words: unharmonious, inharmonious

Definition: not in harmony


Synonyms: false

Definition: designed to deceive

Usage: a suitcase with a false bottom

Similar words: dishonest, dishonorable

Definition: deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unreal, artificial

Definition: contrived by art rather than nature

Usage: artificial flowers; artificial flavoring; an artificial diamond; artificial fibers; artificial sweeteners


Synonyms: delusive, false

Definition: inappropriate to reality or facts

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

Similar words: unrealistic

Definition: not realistic

Usage: unrealistic expectations; prices at unrealistic high levels


Synonyms: false

Definition: deliberately deceptive

Usage: false pretenses

Similar words: insincere

Definition: lacking sincerity

Usage: a charming but thoroughly insincere woman; their praise was extravagant and insincere


Synonyms: false

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

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

Similar words: mendacious

Definition: intentionally untrue

Usage: a mendacious statement


Similar words: specious, spurious

Definition: plausible but false

Usage: a specious claim; spurious inferences


Similar words: trumped-up

Definition: concocted with intent to deceive

Usage: trumped-up charges


Similar words: untrue

Definition: not according with the facts

Usage: unfortunately the statement was simply untrue


Synonyms: false

Definition: erroneous and usually accidental

Usage: a false start; a false alarm

Similar words: invalid

Definition: having no cogency or legal force

Usage: invalid reasoning; an invalid driver's license