falsely


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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 ?
They will see that I spoke falsely, -- being ignorant, as they will fancy -- and with the fall- ing of the first shadow of that darkness you shall see them go mad with fear; and they will set you free and make you great
Huck said with some apprehension -- for he was long used to being falsely accused:
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
The slight suspicion with which his hearers at first listened to him, gradually melted away before the convincing simplicity of his distress: it was impossible for the neighbours to doubt that Marner was telling the truth, not because they were capable of arguing at once from the nature of his statements to the absence of any motive for making them falsely, but because, as Mr.
What if he smell out falsely, bringing those to death who are innocent of evil?
That the said Quinbus Flestrin, contrary to the duty of a faithful subject, is now preparing to make a voyage to the court and empire of Blefuscu, for which he has received only verbal license from his imperial majesty; and, under colour of the said license, does falsely and traitorously intend to take the said voyage, and thereby to aid, comfort, and abet the emperor of Blefuscu, so lately an enemy, and in open war with his imperial majesty aforesaid.
Dearest husband, now I can speak and tell you openly that I am innocent and have been falsely accused.
The viceroy, during all the time he was engaged in this expedition, heard very provoking accounts of the bad conduct of his wife, and complained of it to the Emperor, entreating him either to punish his daughter himself, or to permit him to deliver her over to justice, that, if she was falsely accused, she might have an opportunity of putting her own honour and her husband's out of dispute.
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 am glad, by the way, to take this opportunity of requesting posterity never to believe on hearsay that anything has proceeded from me which has not been published by myself; and I am not at all astonished at the extravagances attributed to those ancient philosophers whose own writings we do not possess; whose thoughts, however, I do not on that account suppose to have been really absurd, seeing they were among the ablest men of their times, but only that these have been falsely represented to us.
For of old I have had many accusers, who have accused me falsely to you during many years; and I am more afraid of them than of Anytus and his associates, who are dangerous, too, in their own way.
She saw how much she was losing of decency and value by accusing herself falsely.