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false

 (fôls)
adj. fals·er, fals·est
1. Contrary to fact or truth: false tales of bravery.
2. Deliberately untrue: delivered false testimony under oath.
3. Arising from mistaken ideas: false hopes of writing a successful novel.
4. Intentionally deceptive: a suitcase with a false bottom; false promises.
5. Not keeping faith; treacherous: a false friend. See Synonyms at faithless.
6. Not genuine or real: false teeth; false documents.
7. Erected temporarily, as for support during construction.
8. Resembling but not accurately or properly designated as such: a false thaw in January; the false dawn peculiar to the tropics.
9. Music Of incorrect pitch.
10. Unwise; imprudent: Don't make a false move or I'll shoot.
11. Computers Indicating one of two possible values taken by a variable in Boolean logic or a binary device.
adv.
In a treacherous or faithless manner: play a person false.

[Middle English fals, from Old English, counterfeit, and from Old French, false, both from Latin falsus, from past participle of fallere, to deceive.]

false′ly adv.
false′ness n.

false

(fɔːls)
adj
1. not in accordance with the truth or facts
2. irregular or invalid: a false start.
3. untruthful or lying: a false account.
4. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes.
5. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive: a false rumour.
6. disloyal or treacherous: a false friend.
7. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride; a false argument.
8. (Biology) (prenominal) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore.
9. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel.
10. (Music, other) music
a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune
b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone
c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect
adv
in a false or dishonest manner (esp in the phrase play (someone) false)
[Old English fals, from Latin falsus, from fallere to deceive]
ˈfalsely adv
ˈfalseness n

false

(fɔls)

adj. fals•er, fals•est,
adv. adj.
1. not true or correct; erroneous; wrong: a false statement.
2. uttering or declaring what is untrue; lying: a false witness.
3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous; hypocritical: a false friend.
4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive: a false impression.
5. not genuine; counterfeit.
6. based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, ideas, or facts: false pride.
7. used as a substitute or supplement, esp. temporarily: false supports for a bridge.
8. Biol. having a superficial resemblance to something that properly bears the name: the false acacia.
9. not properly, accurately, or honestly made, done, or adjusted: a false balance.
10. inaccurate in pitch, as a musical note.
adv.
11. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously.
Idioms:
play someone false, to betray or mislead someone.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English fals < Latin falsus, past participle of fallere to deceive]
false′ly, adv.
false′ness, n.
syn: false, sham, counterfeit agree in referring to something that is not genuine. false is used mainly of imitations of concrete objects; it sometimes implies an intent to deceive: false teeth; false hair. sham is rarely used of concrete objects and usu. has the suggestion of intent to deceive: sham title; sham tears. counterfeit always has the implication of cheating; it is used particularly of spurious imitation of coins and paper money.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
incorrect, wrong - not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "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"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
2.false - arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"
incorrect, wrong - not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "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"
3.false - erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false alarm"
invalid - having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
4.false - deliberately deceptive; "false pretenses"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
5.false - inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
6.false - not genuine or realfalse - not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "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"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
7.false - designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
8.false - inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
inharmonious, unharmonious - not in harmony
9.false - adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
10.false - (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"
inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
Adv.1.false - in a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"

false

adjective
1. incorrect, wrong, mistaken, misleading, faulty, inaccurate, invalid, improper, unfounded, erroneous, inexact This resulted in false information being entered.
incorrect right, sound, correct, exact, valid
2. untrue, fraudulent, unreal, concocted, fictitious, trumped up, fallacious, untruthful, truthless You do not know whether what you are told is true or false.
untrue true, reliable
3. artificial, forged, fake, mock, reproduction, synthetic, replica, imitation, bogus, simulated, sham, pseudo (informal), counterfeit, feigned, spurious, ersatz, pretended He paid for a false passport.
artificial real, genuine, authentic, sincere, honest, bona fide, kosher (informal), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)
play someone false cheat, betray, deceive, double-cross, stab in the back, sell down the river (informal), give the Judas kiss to

false

adjective
2. Containing an error or errors:
Idioms: all wet, in error, off base, off the mark.
3. Containing fundamental errors in reasoning:
4. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
Translations
إصْطِناعيخائِن، غادِر، غَير مُخْلِصزَائِفزائِف، مُزَيَّفكاذِب
falešnýklamnýnepravdivýnesprávnýšpatný
falskforlorenkunstigukorrekt
epätosiväärä
lažan
hamisvalótlan
salah
falskurfalskur, gervi-falskur, svikullósannur, rangur
偽りの
그릇된
falsus
klastojimasnetaisyklingas startasneteisingasnetikras aliarmaspirmalaikis startas
liekuļotsmākslīgsnepareizsnepatiessviltots
fals
lažennapačenponarejen
falskfalsktosann
เท็จ
sai

false

[fɔːls]
A. ADJ
1. (= untruthful) [statement, accusation] → falso; (= mistaken) [idea, assumption, accusation] → equivocado
to give a false impressiondar una impresión falsa
false movemovimiento m en falso
one false move and you're deadun movimiento en falso y te mato
false notenota f falsa
a false sense of securityuna falsa sensación de seguridad
false steppaso m en falso
see also lull, true A1
2. (= deceitful)
under false pretencescon engaños, con insidias
to extort money under false pretencesobtener dinero con engaños or insidias
you came here under false pretencesviniste aquí con engaños
to bear false witness (esp Bible) → levantar falso testimonio
3. (= inappropriate, insincere)
that was false economyfue un mal ahorro
to give sb false hope(s)dar falsas esperanzas a algn
to raise false hopescrear falsas esperanzas
false modestyfalsa modestia f
false pridefalso orgullo m
his words rang falsesus palabras sonaban a falso
false smilesonrisa f forzada
4. (= artificial) [hair, eyelashes] → postizo
a suitcase with a false bottomuna maleta con doble fondo
he registered in or under a false namese registró bajo un nombre falso
5. (o.f.) (= disloyal) [friend] → desleal, pérfido; (= unfaithful) [lover] → infiel
B. CPD false alarm Nfalsa alarma f
false arrest Ndetención f ilegal
false ceiling Ncielo m raso, falso techo m
false dawn N (fig) → espejismo m
false friend N (Ling) → falso amigo m
false imprisonment N (by police) → detención f ilegal; (by criminal) → retención f ilegal
false start N (Sport) → salida f nula (fig) → comienzo m fallido
false teeth NPLdentadura fsing postizadientes mpl postizos
false tooth Ndiente m postizo

false

[ˈfɔːls] adj
(= incorrect, untrue) [information, impression, belief] → faux(fausse); [allegation] → mensonger/ère; [name, alibi, statement] → faux(fausse)
under false pretences → sous un faux prétexte
a false sense of security → une illusion de sécurité
to give sb false hope → donner de faux espoirs à qn
(= artificial, imitation) [eyelashes, nails] → faux(fausse); [ID papers, documents, passport] → faux(fausse)
false bottom [suitcase] → double fond m
(= feigned) [modesty] → faux(fausse); [enthusiasm] → forcé(e)false alarm nfausse alerte ffalse economy nfausse économie ffalse friend n (LINGUISTICS)faux ami m

false

adj (+er)
(= wrong)falsch; to put a false interpretation on somethingetw falsch auslegen or deuten; to prove falsesich als falsch erweisen; a false sense of securityein falsches Gefühl der Sicherheit; false accounting (Jur) → Bücherfälschung f; that’s a false economydas ist am falschen Ort gespart; false imprisonment/arrestwillkürliche Inhaftierung/Festnahme; false judgementFehlurteil nt; false statementFalschaussage f; under or by false pretences (Brit) or pretenses (US) → unter Vorspiegelung falscher Tatsachen; false god/prophetfalscher Gott/Prophet; to bear false witness (old)falsches Zeugnis ablegen (Bibl, old), → eine falsche Aussage machen
(= artificial, fake) nose, beardfalsch; blood, eyelasheskünstlich; papersgefälscht; false bottom (of suitcase)doppelter Boden; false ceilingZwischendecke f
(pej: = insincere) laughter, enthusiasmgekünstelt; false modestyfalsche Bescheidenheit; to ring falsenicht echt klingen
(= disloyal) friend, lover, wife, husband, servanttreulos; to be false to somebodyjdm untreu sein; (= deceive)jdn hintergehen
adv to play somebody falsemit jdm ein falsches Spiel treiben

false

:
false alarm
false beginner
n Lernende(r) mit Vorkenntnissen, der/die noch einmal von vorne anfängt
false ceiling
n (Archit) → Zwischen- or Unterdecke f
false dawn
n
(Astron) → Zodiakal- or Tierkreislicht nt
(fig) the boom was a falseder Aufschwung erweckte falsche Hoffnungen
false friend
n (Ling) → falscher Freund
false front
n
(Archit, also fig) → falsche Fassade
(fig)bloße Fassade, Mache f (inf, pej)
false-hearted
adjfalsch, treulos

false

:
False Memory Syndrome
n (Psych) → False-Memory-Syndrom nt
false move
nfalsche Bewegung; (fig: = mistake) → Fehler m; one false and you’re deadeine falsche Bewegung und du bist tot; one false, and … (fig)ein kleiner Fehler und …
false negative
n (Med) false (result)falsch negative Diagnose

false

:
false positive
n (Med) false (result)falsch positive Diagnose
false pregnancy
n (Med) → Scheinschwangerschaft f
false rib
false start
nFehlstart m
false teeth
pl(künstliches) Gebiss, falsche Zähne pl

false

[fɔːls] adj (gen) → falso/a
false ceiling → controsoffitto
a false step → un passo falso
under false pretences → con l'inganno
with a false bottom → con doppio fondo

false

(foːls) adjective
1. not true; not correct. He made a false statement to the police.
2. not genuine; intended to deceive. She has a false passport.
3. artificial. false teeth.
4. not loyal. false friends.
ˈfalsehood noun
(the telling of) a lie. She is incapable of (uttering a) falsehood.
ˈfalsify (-fӕi) verb
to make false. He falsified the accounts.
ˌfalsifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈfalsity noun
false alarm
a warning of something which in fact does not happen.
false start
in a race, a start which is declared not valid and therefore has to be repeated.

false

زَائِف nesprávný falsk falsch ψευδής falso väärä faux lažan falso 偽りの 그릇된 vals falsk fałszywy falso ложный falsk เท็จ sahte sai 假的

false

a. falso-a, incorrecto-a. no real;
___ anemiaanemia ___;
___ aneurysmaneurisma ___;
___ ankylosisanquilosis ___;
___ blepharoptosisblefaroptosis ___;
___ diverticulumdivertículo ___;
___ hematuriahematuria ___;
___ hermaphroditismhermafroditismo ___;
___ imageimagen ___;
___ jointarticulación ___;
___ lumenlúmen ___;
___ membranemembrana ___;
___ memory syndromesíndrome ___ de la memoria;
___ negative___ negativo;
___ neuromaneuroma ___;
___ positive___ positivo;
___ pregnancyembarazo ___;
___ ribcostilla ___;
___ suturesutura ___;
___ vocal chordscuerdas vocales ___ -s.

false

adj falso, (tooth, eye, etc.) postizo; — teeth dientes postizos, dentadura postiza
References in classic literature ?
said Annie with a funny look, as Meg slipped the note into her pocket as a sort of talisman against envy, vanity, and false pride, for the few loving words had done her good, and the flowers cheered her up by their beauty.
Her employer, a grey old man with false teeth and a thin grey mustache that drooped down over his mouth, was not given to conversation, and sometimes, on rainy days and in the winter when a storm raged in Main Street, long hours passed when no customers came in.
I'm afraid he was rather a false friend," was the professor's answer.
What were we to do with the frail little creature we had lured back to life by false pretences?
Some among them thought it was on account of her false hair, or the dread of getting the violets wet, while others attributed it to the natural aversion for water sometimes believed to accompany the artistic temperament.
His legs and thighs were thin, nearly to emaciation, but of extraordinary length; and his knees would have been considered tremendous, had they not been outdone by the broader foundations on which this false superstructure of blended human orders was so profanely reared.
The testimony in regard to her scowl was frightfully important; it seemed to hold up her image wholly relieved from the false light of her self-partialities, and so hideous that she dared not look at it.
Mine was the first wrong, when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and unnatural relation with my decay.
I couldn't meet such questions nor, as they asked them, their false little lovely eyes; yet it was all so exactly what I should have to meet that, as the prospect grew sharp to me, I at last let myself go.
Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah's room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.
Thou saw'st the locked lovers when leaping from their flaming ship; heart to heart they sank beneath the exulting wave; true to each other, when heaven seemed false to them.
You may depend upon it, horses were intended to have their heads free, as free as men's are; and if we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier; besides, you know as well as I that if a horse makes a false step, he has much less chance of recovering himself if his head and neck are fastened back.