falsism


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falsism

(ˈfɔːlsɪzəm)
n
a statement which is clearly false

falsism

anything that is patently false or untrue.
See also: Lies and Lying
anything that is patently false or untrue; a fallacy.
See also: Truth and Error
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as the antithesis to 'Falsism' and Thomas Hardy who
I'm not talking about truisms that fail in specific cases, but they're not falsisms either (yes, it's a word).
[Charles Caleb] Colton's Lawn [1820]--centos of trite truisms and trite falsisms pinched into epigrams.(24) William Houghton's review of anti-intellectualism in The Victorian Frame of Mind suggests that this triteness was widespread.