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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.falsely - in an insincerely false manner; "a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"
2.falsely - in an incorrect manner; "to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely"
Translations

falsely

[ˈfɔːlslɪ] ADV
1. (= untruthfully) → falsamente; (= mistakenly) → equivocadamente
she had falsely claimed thathabía asegurado falsamente que ...
he was falsely accused of stealing (= untruthfully) → se le acusó falsamente de robo; (= mistakenly) → se le acusó equivocadamente de robo
they sometimes test falsely positivealgunas veces dan resultados positivos falsos
she had been falsely diagnosed with cancerse equivocaron cuando le diagnosticaron cáncer
2. (= insincerely) → fingidamente
he was being falsely enthusiastic about the idease mostró fingidamente entusiasmado con la idea
she sounded falsely cheerfulparecía fingir la alegría, su alegría sonaba falsa

falsely

[ˈfɔːlsli] adv [accuse] → à tort; [claim] → à tortfalse move nfaux pas m
one false move and ... → un faux pas et ...false negative n (result from medical test)résultat m faussement négatiffalse positive n (result from medical test)résultat m faussement positiffalse start n
(to process, project)faux départ m
(in race)faux départ mfalse teeth npl (British) (= dentures) → dentier m

falsely

adv
(= wrongly) interpret, understandfalsch; accused, convicted, imprisonedzu Unrecht
(= untruthfully, mistakenly) claim, report, thinkfälschlicherweise
(+adj: = artificially) → künstlich

falsely

[ˈfɔːlslɪ] adv (accuse) → a torto; (state) → falsamente
References in classic literature ?
Well then, on this river there was a bridge, and at one end of it a gallows, and a sort of tribunal, where four judges commonly sat to administer the law which the lord of river, bridge and the lordship had enacted, and which was to this effect, 'If anyone crosses by this bridge from one side to the other he shall declare on oath where he is going to and with what object; and if he swears truly, he shall be allowed to pass, but if falsely, he shall be put to death for it by hanging on the gallows erected there, without any remission.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
If one of these numbers which you interdict be the true answer to the question, am I falsely to say some other number which is not the right one?
They have not made of me that monstrous thing,--worse than a blind man,--a man who sees falsely.
For the mind, knowing the second to be true, falsely infers the truth of the first.
The historians quite falsely represent Napoleon's faculties as having weakened in Moscow, and do so only because the results did not justify his actions.
My convictions were all democratic, but at heart I am afraid I was a snob, and was unworthy of the honest work which I ought to have felt it an honor to do; this, whatever we falsely pretend to the contrary, is the frame of every one who aspires beyond the work of his hands.
What if he smell out falsely, bringing those to death who are innocent of evil?
We have seen in the last chapter that the species of a group sometimes falsely appear to have come in abruptly; and I have attempted to give an explanation of this fact, which if true would have been fatal to my views.
Let the advocates of a falsely called Philanthropy plead as they may for the abrogation of the Irregular Penal Laws, I for my part have never known an Irregular who was not also what Nature evidently intended him to be -- a hypocrite, a misanthropist, and, up to the limits of his power, a perpetrator of all manner of mischief.
That what we falsely call a religious cry is easily raised by men who have no religion, and who in their daily practice set at nought the commonest principles of right and wrong; that it is begotten of intolerance and persecution; that it is senseless, besotted, inveterate and unmerciful; all History teaches us.
If I swear falsely may heaven visit me with all the penalties which it metes out to those who perjure themselves.